Book Title: Doom, Gloom, and the Pursuit of the Sun by Antoine F. Gnintedem
Category: Adult Fiction, 208 pages
Genre: Biographical Fiction
Release date: February 7, 2018
Tour dates: June 11 to 22, 2018
Content Rating: PG (No f-words, some mild profanity, and mild religious expletives such as “damn”, “hell” and “Oh God!”, some depictions of brief sexual content.)
The town is famous in the region for its chronic stillness…Consequently, every ambitious person who grows up there eventually leaves in search of better opportunities.
Life in Mbengwi, Cameroon, is not easy for Austin-or for anyone else. While growing up, he bears witness to the worst parts of life and the cruelties of human nature. These things keep his homeland trapped in a cycle of misery and suffering. In a country overrun by poverty, death, unrest, and corruption, he sees no future for himself. The only way to escape the cycle is to flee to a place Austin believes to be free of all these troubles, a place where he hopes his dreams will come true: the United States of America.
However, when Austin arrives in this supposed promised land, he is met with a crushing revelation. He finds America to be rife with all the same problems he thought he’d escaped, merely in different forms. Rather than give in to disappointment, he decides to combat these obstacles with a firm resolve. Before long, though, these obstacles threaten to overwhelm him. This realization prompts Austin to rethink how he sees the world and the challenges it throws at him.
I rated this book 4 ****’s
A book full of inspiration, failure and triumph
This is a book that you will enjoy reading and reflect about your life and how blessed you are. This book is so inspirational. It will touch your heart is so many ways. I can relate to some of the scenes especially while growing up. People do not know how blessed they are and should be grateful.
It is a book about failure and triumph. Being poor has many privileges. You will be inspired when you read the very first few chapters of the book. In order to be successful, you will encounter so many failures in life. You will learned from your mistake and live with it. This book is about second chance of love. It is a very sweet book. I enjoyed reading this book so much. If you love to travel, make this on your bucket list and begin a new adventure.
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