Book: Failed Moments by A. Robert Allencategories: Book, Past Lives, Race, Religion, Slavery, Black History, Speculative Fiction, Reincarnation, Time Travel, Historical Fiction
A. Robert Allenabout this book: History is chock-full of failed moments, but what if, to fix your own mistakes, you had to go back in history and right the wrongs of two other men's lives? Patrick Walsh finds himself in this precarious position as he goes back in time to the French Caribbean in 1790, just before the slave revolt, which created Haiti, and 1863 NYC during the Draft Riots. Tackling race relations from a unique perspective, Failed Moments is a thought-provoking adventure through four centuries that questions the measure of a man not by his decision to do no harm, but his willingness to act on what is right.
I've been a college administrator in the New York metropolitan area for over thirty years and I've always had a passion for writing. My strong sense of family led me to conduct a yearlong research project into my family tree. I discovered that my family has been white, black, Christian, and Jewish. We've been rich, poor, and everything in between. Some of the more colorful characters include disbarred lawyers, promiscuous husbands, bootleggers, numbers runners, scammers, politicians, and athletes. My 200-page family history provided the inspiration for my novel, Failed Moments. The stories I uncovered are so numerous and varied that I think they may very well continue to be my inspiration for more books to come!
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