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Jeffrey Dunn


Return home to the rust belt of Appalachia, a place of industrial disaster and natural splendor, where reconciling the past with the future takes center stage in Jeffrey Dunn’s lyrical literary fiction gem, Wildcat: An Appalachian Romance.


Journey into Appalachia's Heart: Love, Loss, and the Resilience of a Forgotten Land

Step into the world of Wildcat: An Appalachian Romance—a lyrical literary fiction gem by Jeffrey Dunn. Set in the rust belt of Appalachia, this captivating tale follows a retired English teacher who returns to his hometown, where a once-closed hotel has been reborn as a collective. As he explores the transformed community, he unearths a world of sustainable industries and rediscovered friendships. But amidst the triumphs, dark shadows of the past and personal history resurface, weaving a narrative of love, loss, and magical transformation. Dunn’s evocative prose and historical resonance bring the rust off Appalachia, setting it free in a story that celebrates the power of resilience and the allure of redemption.

Category: Literary Fiction
Release date: June 18, 2024
Page size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Word count: 32,300
Estimated page count: 168


Jeffrey Dunn

About The Author

Jeffrey Dunn, a literary luminary renowned for his cultural fiction, has mesmerized readers with captivating works like the magical Wildcat, An Appalachian Romance, the critically acclaimed Radio Free Olympia, the enchanting Dream Fishing the Little Spokane, and his mesmerizing collection of poems titled Hubcap Collection Plate.  Overcoming dyslexia, Dunn earned a Ph.D. in Culture Studies and English literature, leaving an indelible mark on the literary world during his illustrious forty-one-year teaching and writing career.


Publishers Weekly/BookLife
Editor’s Pick
Dunn strikes a graceful balance between the mystical and the everyday in this meditative reflection on acceptance and belonging.
Maria Victoria Beltran
Readers’ Favorite, 5 Star Review
Jeffrey Dunn’s Wildcat is a profound story that gives readers an intimate glimpse of one man’s road to redemption. The author’s literary style is descriptive and engaging as he successfully weaves a tale that bridges the protagonist’s past and future, with the rugged beauty of the Appalachian as a backdrop. He paints vivid images of a world, both real and imagined. There is a palpable inner tension in the story that should keep readers’ curiosity burning.
Diane Donovan
Midwest Book Review
Jeffrey Dunn creates a compelling narrative as seen through the eyes of a character that discovers the pull of the past tugs on not just memories, but heartstrings.

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