Recall the Deeds as if They're All Someone Else's Atrocious Story (Recall The Deeds as if They're All Someone Else's Atrocious Story)
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Recall the Deeds as if They're All Someone Else's Atrocious Story

It Wasn't Me; I Wasn't There!

About the Book

This is my first novel, based on a true story about family politics and the rifts that result.

About the Author

Philip Ashton
Philip Ashton

Hello there, potential customer. I'm Philip.

When I was younger, I was a voracious reader, sometimes devouring a book in two days flat. These days, that's a rare feat for me. Most of the time, I'm doing something other than reading or writing, but I still write regularly (blog posts and short stories, anthologies of the highlights I intend to publish here).

Table of Contents

  • Title: 1
  • Family Tree: 3
  • Author’s Note: 5
  • Introduction: The COVID-19 Years: 8
  • Prologue: A Stupid Family Rift: 12
  1. Chapter 1: Of Appendicitis and Unwelcome Guests: 33
  2. Chapter 2: Keep Your Mouth Closed: 53
  3. Chapter 3: Apple-Blossom Cottage with the Thornes: 57
  4. Chapter 4: Yoga, Sick Leave and Social Media: 79
  5. Chapter 5: A Thief in the Night: 85
  6. Chapter 6: Road-Tripping to a Wedding: 95
  7. Chapter 7: Shifting Passions: 116
  8. Chapter 8: Back to Ally and Xavier’s Wedding: 118
  9. Chapter 9: A Horrible Incident at a Wedding: 128
  10. Chapter 10: Pretending to Be Normal: 140
  11. Chapter 11: A Weekend Away and More Self-Pity: 157
  12. Chapter 12: A Long-Buried Secret Clamouring to Be Heard: 165
  13. Chapter 13: The White-Hot Chillies of Rage: 170
  14. Chapter 14: Jenny’s Secret Comes to Light: 189
  15. Chapter 15: Carmine has a Problem: 193
  16. Chapter 16: Lezaan, Richard and Dad’s Passing: 217
  17. Chapter 17: Janine’s Book Launch: 223
  18. Chapter 18: Maybe I Broke the Family: 235
  19. Chapter 19: Love Them for Whom They Are: 239
  20. Chapter 20: Recollections of Dad: 243
  21. Chapter 21: Social Distancing in the Mountains: 246
  22. Chapter 22: Burning Bridges: 253
  23. Chapter 23: Truth is Stranger than Fiction: 256
  • Epilogue: The Dick’s Inheritance (Closing the Chapter): 257
  • Back Cover: 259

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