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Guardian of Deceit by W.H. Coles

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BOOK BUZZ INTERVIEWS author William H. Coles. Coles' new novel Guardian of Deceit was a finalist in the 2012 William Faulkner Creative Writing Competition. Coles was a surgeon and his medical experience informs his fiction. He is also an educator in the field of writing and previously authored Story in Literary Fiction: A Manual for Writers and runs the web site: http://www.storyinliteraryfiction.com/

Plot summary: Darwin Hastings is seventeen and his dying aunt sends him from Pittsburgh to New York to a new guardian, a famous wealthy football player. He is excited and afraid; he wants to recapture the love he knew with his parents before they died and become a doctor like his father. But in his new home of celebrities, crooks, untrustworthiness, and excessively wealthy deviants, lust and want thwart his search for selfless caring love, and in his quest to become a doctor, he discovers the altruism of health care and scientific discovery riddled with profit motivation and deficient moral standards. 

 

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