Mention wounds and most people think of the physical.  But in Crit Kincaid’s A Wounded World, the wounds are the emotional scars of death.  Meet Norman Albert Steves.  He lost his parents and twin sister when he was nine. His only relative is his granny, who’s stricken with ALS. He lives with her at a hospice for the terminally ill.  He lives in a wounded world.

This is his story about living with those wounds.  He tries to hide from a world that hurt him, then someone enters his life to show him what love is in order to help him realize there is life after death.

“A strange young man, indeed,” said Shu, the old gardener who was really a doctor. “He’s like that graveyard cat, who hunts mice amongst graves at night and occasionally ventures out into the bright light of the living world. But even then, he stays in the shadows, avoiding contact, forgetting that his natural place is with the living and not with the dead.”

“Sí! La vida no debe rondan a los muertos.” The old man looked to his Hispanic friend and nodded. “My friend, Mr. Rosalis…”
“…agrees, ‘The living should not haunt the dead.’ I fear bringing that boy to this place was a mistake.”

A Wounded World is the debut novel of Crit Kincaid. He was born and raised in Tucson, AZ, and a graduate of the University of Arizona where he studied theater, film and finally creative writing.

“We often associate “page-turner” with action, adventure and suspense, all terms which don’t apply to Kincaid’s debut novel. Yet, “A Wounded World” aptly merits the description as I found myself drawn to my Kindle whenever I had a few spare minutes, anxious to pursue with the heartfelt tale of Normal Steves,” wrote Claude Bouchard in an Amazon review.

“Kincaid’s writing reads well, his story is poignant and his characters have depth. The resulting work is something which very few people will not relate to. It’s a touching slice of life which made me smile at times and fight the lump in my throat at other times. All in all, a very interesting and highly readable story.”

He added, “And so, Crit Kincaid, I thank you for writing “A Wounded World”. If you hadn’t, I would have read one less fine book.”

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