Path of the Half Moon
Vince Bailey’s award-winning Path of the Half Moon is a paranormal historical fiction tale set in a remote detention facility for wayward boys in the early sixties. Curtis is an African American youth whose character and physical endurance are tested by a murderous inmate and a century-old Apache curse.
About the Book
When fifteen-year-old Curtis Jefferson, a mischievous but good-natured African-American youth, is caught crossing the blurry line between prank and delinquency, he finds himself unjustly sentenced to a year-long confinement at the notorious Fort Grant, a penal outpost in the middle of the Sonoran Desert. Unknown to Curtis, Fort Grant is built upon the cursed site of a century-old Native American massacre. The innocent young man’s character and his physical endurance are tested in the confines of a racially charged environment that includes a murderous inmate, whose sudden hatred for Curtis is fueled by his openly declared racism. Following a natural will for survival, Curtis waffles between avoidance and confrontation with his nemesis. But it is the supernatural events arising from the curse that have him fearfully questioning his grasp on reality.
About the Author
Vince Bailey grew up in Central Arizona, starting in the late nineteen-fifties. His youthful experiences there contribute significantly to the nostalgic aspect of his fiction writing. Path of the Half Moon is his debut novel, and winner of the Arizona Authors' Association Literary Award.
Vince has also been published in several college and local newspapers, and for the past ten years he has penned a column for a nationally distributed trade periodical. Mr. Bailey currently resides in Peoria, Arizona with his wife, Rita. He's currently working on the next book in the Path of the Half Moon series.
Connect with the author at VinceBaileyAuthor.com