Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Title Characters are Highlighted When the Letter "O" is Discussed

Opur is the main character of my fourth novel. The young boy is dropped off at the golf course for summer lessons and his very first swing broadcasts his gift to the head pro. The ball clangs off the 100-yard marker and the lad is deemed a prodigy. We follow his journey to discover himself by way of his talent throughout Opur’s Blade. The story is as much about teen strife as it is the adventure and desire planted in all of us that drives us to overcome obstacles. Opur’s path eventually takes him to The Classic--The Masters--America’s golf pinnacle. But, golf proves to be only a sideshow considering the other events that unfold.

Ostrahemial Puld is a black evangelist preacher that I created in Tuey’s Course. He relocated to the St. Louis area from the banks of the Red River in Arkansas and Oklahoma. We find the local pulpit is merely a conduit for his true desire, which is to spread the gospel via satellite TV. Praise the Lord!

The main character in this same novel is a man named Tuey O’Tweety. His professionals aspirations are continually hindered by the powers-that-be at City Hall. The harassment by these elected officials becomes too much for the impoverished minority businessman. He reacts in ways that make sense to him but are radical to the mayor and aldermen. With a growing sense of solitude, depression follows. How will Tuey O’Tweety handle the pressure?

Finally, Owen Purler is the name of both father and son in my fourth book, Opur’s Blade. Owen, Sr. is an over-the-road owner/operator of an eighteen-wheeler who is away from home for weeks at a time. Not surprisingly, Owen, Jr. finds himself in need of a better and more present father figure. The head golf pro at Prairie Winds Golf Course enters the picture and their relationship flourishes. Will Owen, Sr. abandon his son forever, feeling that his abandonment is justified by this new replacement? Read the surprising outcome.

James Ross
Author of Lifetime Loser, Finish Line, Tuey's Course, Opur's Blade, and Pabby's Score
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1 comment:

Gerry Wendel said...

OH! You certainly have a lot of colorful characters in your books with names starting with O!