Ballet for Guys

Ballet for Guys

by Will Kern


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Billy Jim Hauck is a good ol' boy from San Antonio who loves hunting, fishing, and being from Texas. When his wife of twenty years leaves him for another man, he deals with it the way he knows how, by sucking down beers, watching Fox News, and trolling leftist websites. His teenage daughter Jill, a gifted ballet student, is disgusted by him and his behavior and is desperate to move out of the house.

Then one terrible evening his daughter is raped. In the aftermath, she goes into a tailspin of depression, anxiety, and guilt. Billy Jim swears revenge, but as the weeks wear on, and it becomes more and more apparent that her rapist is never going to be caught, his need for vengeance is tempered by his longing to see his daughter well again. Though way out of his element, he devotes himself to bringing her through her PTSD, and finds solace and redemption in the unlikeliest of places: her world of classical ballet.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780997169508
Publisher: Canopic Publishing
Publication date: 12/25/2015
Pages: 266
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Will Kern is the author of Hellcab, one of the longest-running shows in Chicago theatre history. Some of his other theatre writing credits include Kid Sister and Mothers and Tigers: True Stories of Korean Women. As a screenwriter, Will wrote the film adaptation of Hellcab and the award-winning short film Pain Chain. His travel writing and essays have been published in numerous magazines and newspapers around the world. Ballet for Guys is his first novel.

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