Bob Harris & Matt Flannery
Tue., June 4
Satire and the supernatural blend together in this humorous, irreverent, and disturbing account of divinity school and the people who are drawn to answering the call to ministry. The story is told in the first person through the eyes of Ishmael O'Donnell, an observant young man who wrestles with familial dysfunction, possession by the spirit lof his long-dead twin brother, and his quest for purification from both.
About the Author
Derald Hamilton was born in Santa Cruz, CA on July 22, 1950. His father was a career soldier and his mother worked as a secretary and accountant until health issues caused her to resign herself to being just a housewife.
Derald developed a bent for creative writing and music while still in grade school, but placed those two aspirations aside during college for purposes of preparing himself for the mundane task of earning a living. His course of studies sent him in the direction of being a full time cleric and later that of being a librarian. But those two efforts fell through and he spent the past thirty some years doing office work for the Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority. But he was able to fit his early aspirations of writing and music in on the side, took up the banjo, and has since managed to take up the banjo and get numerous non-fiction articles and four short stories published. "The Call" is his first published novel. He has just finished his second novel "The Astonishing Elmo Piggins" but has not yet gotten it published. Rumor has it he had a few more works in the offing, but that's a tale for another time.