If Those Trees Could Talk

If Those Trees Could Talk It is and pretty much everyone is looking for a miracle Ronald Reagan is beaming with paternalistic optimism and promises of upward mobility and prosperity even as the sunny sky full of promise h
  • Title: If Those Trees Could Talk
  • Author: Steven Kerry
  • ISBN: 9781535369695
  • Page: 174
  • Format: Paperback
  • If Those Trees Could Talk
    It is 1984 and pretty much everyone is looking for a miracle Ronald Reagan is beaming with paternalistic optimism and promises of upward mobility and prosperity even as the sunny sky full of promise he has painted is already being encroached upon by a horrific and deadly epidemic A peaceful micro community of nature lovers, hikers, assorted social outcasts, and gay men iIt is 1984 and pretty much everyone is looking for a miracle Ronald Reagan is beaming with paternalistic optimism and promises of upward mobility and prosperity even as the sunny sky full of promise he has painted is already being encroached upon by a horrific and deadly epidemic A peaceful micro community of nature lovers, hikers, assorted social outcasts, and gay men in search of sexual adventures cross paths every weekend in order to enjoy the beauty of Los Angeles s Griffith Park Naomi Livingston, a spry, tough yet tender retiree who lives in the neighborhood bordering the park, has become unofficial earth mother to a brood of younger people, both straight and gay, who frequent the park Little do any of the park regulars know that the once dutiful hunky blonde ranger, Randall Damron, has had a vision of glory in which he is certain God has called him to clean up the park of criminals, scofflaws, and gay men engaging in sexual activity Randall is certain that the conservative Park Board and Ronald Reagan himself will approve of his fervent crusade It also fits neatly within his plan to become a hero by organizing a celebration of the park s family friendly re birth, allowing him the media exposure to jump start his emergence into city politics and eventual run for mayor However, his efforts prove frustrating than anticipated, particularly in eradicating the bushies , gay men having sex in the park Word soon spreads that he not only has them arrested, but physically assaults them in the process The last thing Randall needed was for the body of a dead woman to show up in his assigned area of the park As the LAPD flounders to solve the crime Randall seizes the opportunity to solve the crime himself, interrogating and alienating everyone Meanwhile, romance blooms, sex is engaged in on the sly, and the trees observe the human drama around them, sharing their impressions with the reader throughout the book as the park s once peaceful sublimity is disrupted by fear and a growing tension that seems certain to explode in tragedy unless the ranger abandons his rabid mission After reading this novel you may never assume again that the living things around us, including trees, are not observing our own lives in their own way.
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    About " Steven Kerry "

  • Steven Kerry

    I live in L.A but am originally from Dixon, Illinois, a rather Norman Rockwellish town in northern Illinois located along a beautiful, soulful old river the Rock River I am a musician and play piano by ear I write songs and have had 3 of them published and commercially released in the international pop music market You are unlikely to have heard of them unless you are Filipino, Dutch, or German 2 of them were also recorded in English, one of which remains available on I Tunes and is called, appropriately, Don t Let Your Dream Die I wrote my first novel while employed as a hospital social worker in Los Angeles This was an amazing experience as I had no idea I had such discipline to pull it off and, from a creative perspective, it was almost surrealistic I was really into it I had no idea I was writing a book of such length it would be published as a trilogy The book, My Strange Little Oasis, is a work of fiction based on a real, and rarely whispered of, horror story near the turn of the century that happened to many HIV positive people who, finding their lives were spared of AIDS thanks to the new miracle medications, were then confronted with a mysterious and devastating side effect called lipodystrophy, which resulted in unpredictable and cruel facial and body disfiguration Doctors and pharmaceutical companies were unwilling at the time to admit that such horrible side effects could occur and tried to lay blame on the virus , which they later realized was not quite true It was a steep price to pay for survival, and the story s protagonist is a once handsome gay PR man who believes his life is essentially over as a result of his disfigurement His best friends Audrey and Adam, and a feisty, invisible spirit named Night Cloud that of a young Native American who d died of AIDS in the early 80s determine to help him through the crisis Night Cloud effectively thwarts his efforts to end his life, leading him to an obscure private club for gay men called The Oh Aces, whose members the Aces offers him the unconditional acceptance and wisdom he needs to embrace who he really is beneath his disfigurement The book is full of humor, heart, sex, and romance It is than a book it s a cinematic journey for the mind and spirit Note go for the reasonably priced CreateSpace edition, not overly priced copies of the original published work you will notice 2 different covers for each book in the trilogy My second book is a collection of short stories called Shades of Gay Despite the title these are not erotic stories per se nor are they stories for only gay people they are thought provoking human heart stories containing the same mixture of drama and humor as my trilogy it s a great introduction to my writing style This book is currently out of print, but will be available again on by May 2017 with new cover art and a new title, Stories From My Uncle s Attic This collection was followed by a novella with the unlikely, yet apt title I Believe For Every Drop Of Rain That Falls Someone Drowns I would best describe the story as a modern Twilight Zone episode featuring a protagonist so prickly with existential rage he makes Dicken s Scrooge look like a sweetheart it s a funny and philosophical story My newest full length novel is aptly titled If Those Trees Could Talk It is set in Reagan era 1984 in Los Angeles s sprawling Griffith Park The story is about how a once peaceful and tolerant micro community of hikers, nature lovers, and gay men seeking sexual adventures finds itself under siege by a religious extremist ranger with a hidden violent streak who is convinced God has chosen him to clean up the park of scofflaws, crime, and sexual activity The discovery of a woman s dead body in the park only further motivates and incites the increasingly unhinged ranger toward his secret goal of becoming a city hero by solving the crime himself when

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  • I received this through the Giveaway program This will be the first book I ll have read by Steven Kerry.This was so interesting I found myself reading far into the night to uncover the next portion of Randall s plan for the park and the intertwined lives of those who inhabit it So much pain, fear, love and introspection melded into a book that is certain to become one you ll recommend to others I will definitely be moving on to other books by Mr Kerry.


  • Strong sense of place Griffith Park in Los Angeles and its environs Wide ranging view of its denizens Sexy and sympathetic look at Gay Men and the welcome presence of a strong, older lady as wise, surviving heroine.


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