Idle Essence : Tales Of Marvin – A Collection Of Short Stories by Lee Anians-Mueller
Step into the past with Lee Mueller's captivating collection of short stories and novellas, offering an intimate glimpse into the life of Marvin Milstead and his experiences growing up in the Midwest during the late 1960s and early 1970s. As an only child, Marvin is left to his own devices, relying on his imagination and creativity to navigate the challenges of his surroundings. Each story offers a unique perspective on different moments in Marvin's life, providing a poignant reflection of the joys and struggles of adolescence. In "Kitties In The Garden," we witness the young protagonist's first day of school, a moment that proves both exciting and overwhelming. "For A Change" humorously and thoughtfully examines the impact of divorce on a young kid adapting to changes in traditional family dynamics. "A Wake On The River" and "One Exit Early" offer a heartfelt look at Marvin's relationship with his grandparents as he grows into his own. Against the backdrop of the Nixon and Ford years, this collection is chock-full of humor and nostalgia, transporting readers to a time of innocence and adventure.