A fictional Novel written by Harlan G. K och and set in small town in Oklahoma during the Great Depression. It is a story of a town's determined people who stayed, struggled outlasted the Depression and the howling dust and then went to war. The story focuses on Tom Cable and his father, Homer, possessed by the memory of a car wreck that took the life of his lovely young wife. His relationship with Tom varies from exceptionally warm to demonic. Homer, who owns the local picture show, is the only man in this Bull Durham, cowboy town of Winelda to sport a cigarette holder and occasionally wear pearl-gray spats. During the annual 4th of July rodeo, Homer, replete with necktie, new Florsheim brogues and a double-breasted suit, surprises the whole town by riding a bronc.
Order Novel from... Waynoka Historical Society - PO Box 193, Waynoka, OK 73860, (580) 824-5871, or Email: email@example.com. $23.95 + Shipping USPS media mail ($3.00 first book, 75-cents each additional book). Oklahomans add 9% sales tax.
About the Author... Harl Koch was born in Anthony, Kansas, and was raised in Oklahoma's Cimarron Country. He is a graduate of the Oklahoma Millitary Academy and of West Point and holds Masters degrees in Asian studies from the Universary of Illinois and the University of California at Berkley. Koch served a distinguished career as a regular US Army officer in general staff and in infantry, armored, and sairborne divisions. His overseas duty included Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Iraq, and all of mainland Southeast Asia. He now lives in San Francisco with his wife, Judy. Formerly and avid marathoner and 10K competitive runner, Koch has tapered to writing, pushing a little iron, and riding his Harley.
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