The novel studies the life of Mikey O’Farrell, from age 7 to 16. It deals with the sensitive subject of child molestation, pedophilia, and the effects of that on Mikey. The descriptions of the assaults are very graphic, with the first assault at the beginning at age 7.
Mikey is a Depression child of the streets and tenements. His mother cares for him the best she can, but is ineffective as a parent mainly because she is always scrabbling to keep them alive.
About Michael Ward
I wrote my first novel at age 11. The Stinger Is In the Tail is my 4th, none previously published. “Stinger” is Book I of 3 books. I anticipate publication of Book II (The Shadow Side of the Moon) and Book III ( In The Land of Tinsel and Honey} within the next year. Read more
Excerpt from the Book
How do I begin this account? “It was a dark and stormy night...” or “Once
upon a time, there was a...” No, I’ll get right to it.