The Blood and the Heartland
An Exploration into the Bonds of Love and the Unfathomable Power of Denial
About the Book
Leif Wainwright is a jerk who has a hard-fast opinion about the way things are and tends to disagree with most ways. Mathematically speaking, he knows his contempt for the world around him doesn't add up, but it is all he has. So he jets forward, aligning what he can to his will and running over the rest.
When Leif is not working as a salesman, he is spending time with his fourteen-year-old daughter, Sarah, writing screenplays at his local Starbucks, or playing gigs with his street musician friend, Bigfoot. But what no one knows is that Leif is standing at a crossroads. In his heart, he knows he is no longer a salesman. But what is he? As he searches for his identity, Leif embarks on a journey of self-discovery that leads him down an introspective path where he hopes the answers and the truth lie.
In this colorful novel, an aspiring filmmaker / musician in the midst of a charming existential crisis sets out on a quest to seek an understanding of the world and his own life.
About the Author
Buckaroo Lennox turned to songwriting after an unfortunate attack by gypsies in southern Spain while he was serving in the US Navy. In 2010, he wrote his first movie and fell in love with the process. Three full-length features later, he decided to restructure his fourth screenplay as a novel instead. The Blood and the Heartland is the result of all that risky thinking.