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Sunday, December 01, 2013

Featured Indie Book: The Buffalo Kid (Réal Laplaine)

The Buffalo Kid (Réal Laplaine)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Thriller The Buffalo Kid by Réal Laplaine.

The Buffalo Kid is told through the perspective of a homeless man, a very real and human perspective, a man who lost everything in his life and who gets a chance to rebound. The story could be about anyone, your uncle, a friend of a friend, an old school mate, or just a stranger that you pass on the street everyday. It shows us that human potential is not defined by circumstances, but by the spirit within.

The Book has been self-published via Amazon CreateSpace and is available as eBook and Paperback - 234 pages - released in November 2013.

About the Book

The Buffalo Kid is a passionate story about a 71 year-old man and his struggle to rebound and find himself again.

Formerly a successful business man, John Ross loses everything. Bankrupt and depressed, abandoned by his family, he ends up on the streets of Buffalo, New York, for over thirty years. He becomes known as The Buffalo Kid - the city's oldest homeless man. One day he meets a stranger to our world, one who has come to Earth to study our culture, and the two strike up a unique bond, one which catapults The Buffalo Kid from rags to riches and from walking the streets to saving the very city that rejected him.

The Buffalo Kid (Réal Laplaine)
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With each twist and turn, The Buffalo Kid discovers that he can make a difference and that he is not just a forgotten and useless man, and over night, he is cast into a thrill ride which changes his life and the lives of many.

A truly inspirational story, reminding us all that anyone, no matter their circumstances, deserves a second chance.

Reviews (Excerpts)

- "[...] I particulary enjoyed the plot, the card boxes under the bridge and the handouts the "kid" received during the 30 years. The policeman who watched over him nightly and others that he was unaware of kept him alive, I really enjoyed the book and as I am not an avid reader but I could not help myself from finishing one chapter and ready to go to the next. " - R. Svensson

- "What a story! I couldn't put it down. It was everything I love in a story. Compelling characters that you could identify with. Significant social commentary. And a message of ultimate hope and faith in humanity.[...]" - Tommy Ray

About the Author

Author Réal Laplaine
Author Réal Laplaine
Réal Laplaine has published seven works to-date. He has led an exciting and adventurous life - everything from pulling people from a burning car, fighting range fires, volunteer work in disaster zones or stopping abusive beatings - all of which add a sense of realism to his books.

He knows what it feels like to have a gun aimed at his head and the tragic effects of a tsunami and the sense of fulfilment in helping others recover their lives.

He writes in the action-thriller genres but always, his books contain the weave of good versus bad, honour, integrity and human rights - which dominate the plots.

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Link to the Paperback The Buffalo Kid with Excerpt on Amazon

Link to the eBook The Buffalo Kid with Excerpt on Amazon

The Buffalo Kid (Réal Laplaine)