Bully Route Home focus is on two issues that continue to command today’s headlines, bullying and race relations.
The continuing problem of bullying and the festering divide race relations create, tear at our country. Their roots are in our past. Bully Route Home provides a picture of where we’ve been and of a time and place to which we should not return. “Pooch” Robertson is a twelve year old growing up in the 1940’s rural South. He learns about the realities and short-comings of the world he lives in when a bully terrorizes him. Pooch chooses to walk home from school by making a detour through the black “quarters” to avoid daily beatings. The friendship he forms with a black youth creates a chain of events that threatens to spiral out of control and plunge the community into a full-fledged race war. Walk with Pooch as he, his parents, and others struggle to avoid the conflict and plant a seed of racial understanding.
Bully Route Home won the prestigious Royal Palm Literary Award for best literary manuscript.
About the Author
DL Havlin is an eclectic author whose novels, novellas, and short stories mirror his rich, varied background. He has packed three lifetimes of experiences into one brim full existence. An avid lover of the outdoors and sports enthusiast, his passion for fishing, hunting and camping are frequently included in his writing. A deep love for nature and especially wild Florida often furnish settings for his work, but his travels make places such as Kiev, Singapore, London, New York Modena, or Saxonhausen backgrounds for his stories as well. His unique combination of a vivid imagination and his ability to weave intricate plot lines, seasoned by his life-time exposure to fascinating story possibilities and his knowledge of human nature, provides the heart-felt, enjoyable reading his novels provide. He answers, “Why do you write?” by saying, “To entertain-that’s first, but to provoke thought is a close second. I firmly believe both are done through the heart, for the mind is seldom opened until it is emotionally conditioned to respond.”
Bully Route Home Available at
Double Edge Press
Barnes and Noble
Smashwords (for all ebook reading devices)
DL Havlin will be signing copies of his book at the Meet the Authors Book Fair at the Eau Gallie Civic Center, Melbourne, Florida, on November 21 and 22 from 9:30 to 4:30. The book fair is in conjunction with the ArtWorks Eau Gallie Fine Arts Festival on Highland Avenue, Melbourne.