All the Bay's Clams and All the Bay's Men
Fiction, Contemporary, Drama, Humor Fiction, Satire Fiction
September 1, 2020
His best days and worst days were those bay days, the ones that shaped his future.
Told in the first person, this novel follows a youth's summer's events and the aftermath of his life, culminating in his refelection of his own existence.
From the moment he’d graduated high school, Peter Halstead dreamt of a life full of political grandeur and solid achievements. Mocked at every turn, he refuses to make his old man’s mistakes, nor will he dig clams forever. A “most successful” career waits for him on the horizon.
Moments in Peter’s young life soon steer him away from Clayport, his first love, and his buddies. He never returns to his halcyon bay days.
A forty-year high school reunion brings him back to encounter former classmates. He wants nothing more than to showcase himself. Instead, he compares his life to theirs and discovers he may have squandered his existence.
A crumpled napkin channels him toward an uncharted destination. Illogical choices cause his unconventional actions, altering his remaining days on earth.
Will his future have any purpose? Will yours?
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The novel is enjoyable, the story is relatable to many and the characters are nicely written. I was a bit confused at times but overall the book is worth your time and money.
All The Bay's Clams And All The Bay's Men by John Bauer is a well-written novel with thoughtfully developed characters and an intriguing plot. I recommend.
Relatable and realistic plot. I liked this book a lot. The author told a story that is absolutely worth your time. The plot is very well-thought-out, the characters are interesting. The journey is this book is long, the author described a huge span of the life of the main character. And yet, it all makes sense, I could relate to some parts, I was surprised by others. The end is thought-provoking, bittersweet. It does give the closure needed to feel you finished the book. I recommend.
I like the writing style and the drama. The story is interesting. I recommend it and I'm rating it 5 stars.