Wess Mongo Jolley

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About Wess Mongo Jolley

THE LAST HANDFUL OF CLOVER

A novel by Wess Mongo Jolley


Three days after he was murdered, Richard began to feel much better.

A seemingly random act of violence propels Professor Richard Pratt into the Hereafter. It is a strange, muted, netherworld of the dead—a world in which he is forced to bear witness to the loss and suffering of the man he left behind, and to the rapid demise of the city he called home. And when the other denizens of his ghostly realm begin to enact a brutal revenge on the world of the living, it is only Richard Pratt that can save them.

With the help of a barefoot 15-year-old boy from the old West and an ancient Goshute wise woman, Richard Pratt sets out to save the man he loves, Salt Lake City, and his own wounded soul. Together they must face a ferocious enemy bent on the complete destruction of a great American city. An enemy with his fingers deep in Richard’s shameful past.

The Last Handful of Clover is a sweeping supernatural thriller about love, loss, regret, and redemption. It is a novel of terror, in which one man is called upon to face the sins of his past in order to save the future for the man he loves, and a city of over a million innocent souls.

Peopled by a cast of unforgettable characters, The Last Handful of Clover is an epic hero’s journey into darkness. From the remote Montana wilderness of 1810 to a secret chemical weapons laboratory under the Utah desert, the scope of The Last Handful of Clover is breathtaking, and lays bare the desperate longings, universal loss, and inevitable anguish of being human.

About the Novel:

Be warned that The Last Handful of Clover is an epic story, clocking in at over 516,000 words and 207 chapters (plus nine poem fragments).  For comparison, that is longer than the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy combined, and nearly as long as War and Peace.  At this length, I realize this novel won't be for everyone.  But if you join me on this journey, I can guarantee you a wild ride!

The critical action of the novel occurs during twelve days in June of a contemporary year. And although the story is unfolding in the reader’s contemporary time, the book is also rich with historical context and backstory that trace the origins of several key characters. These early scenes take place in May of 1810 (in the wilderness of Montana), September of 1847 (in the western Utah desert), the summer of 1857 (in Wyoming, early Salt Lake City, and in the Utah desert near what eventually becomes the town of Scipio), and scattered moments in both the 20th and 21st centuries.

Each of the three books is made up of between 60 and 85 short chapters, which average 2,500 words each:

Book 1 — He Kindly Stopped For Me: 60 Chapters
Book 2 — The Carriage Held but Just Ourselves: 84 Chapters
Book 3 — And Eternity: 63 Chapters
The novel contains over fifty named characters, of which seventeen serve as point-of-view characters. Each of the 207 chapters is told from the point-of-view of one of these seventeen characters.  I'll be providing a guide to these characters in one of the first posts.

Join me on this journey!

After the book's launch I expect to release two or three chapters every week, with a goal of releasing the entire three books over the course of just under two years.

Thanks for considering supporting my writing, and your interest in The Last Handful of Clover.  This book is almost five years in the making, and I'm excited to be releasing it out into the world.  Welcome!
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When we reach 40 patrons I'll begin creating monthly behind-the-scenes videos, open to all tiers, where I answer reader questions and discuss various aspects of the novel (or other current work): plot, characters, process, themes, sequels, etc.  Reader feedback and questions will completely drive this content!
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