A Defect of Character

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About the author:

Pamela Kay Hawkins graduated with a BA in English literature, along with a double minor in history and journalism. She later went on to earn an MA in journalism and mass communication with an emphasis in professional writing. She also holds an MFA from the University of Oklahoma, where she worked as a teacher’s assistant and lecturer.

A published writer since 1984, Hawkins’s work has appeared in newspapers, magazines, and advertising. She has worked in the public relations field and written several books for Golden Books under the name “Broughton.”

Hawkins currently lives in Oklahoma with her husband, Ed.

A Defect of Character

A Novel

Authored by Pamela Kay Hawkins

In the early 1920s, Jake Witherspoon, a prominent DC attorney, moves his family back to his hometown to help his widowed mother. He also wants to give his family the chance to leave the turmoil of the big city and live a quiet, small-town life in the beauty of rural Arkansas, where living is easy and nothing much happens.

At least that was the plan. But to paraphrase Robert Burns, “The best-laid plans of mice and men / Often go awry.” Jake is not used to having his plans go astray—or anywhere he has not intended, for that matter.

So when he wakes up one quiet morning in his mother’s house in Hulet, Arkansas, and has no idea what has been happening in his own life for the past several years, he’s forced to piece together his painful old life and examine the man he was—and the man he wants to be.

Filled with mystery, suspense, and political intrigue, A Defect of Character is the powerful tale of one man’s journey from selfishness to self-discovery against a backdrop of deceit and murder in 1920s Arkansas.

Publication Date:
1929257112 / 9781929257119
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White with Bleed
Related Categories:
Fiction / Literary

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