Never Cry Again

Never Cry Again

Never Cry Again
A Story of the 1930s American SouthA young man who beats all the odds!

Drew is conceived in abuse, born into neglect, and raised in hatred. The story tells how the rural boy survives a life of extreme poverty, living in the poorest part of a southern Arkansas town and whose prostitute mother entertains numerous 'uncles'. When one of those uncles becomes abusive toward Drew, and then later attempts male rape, which was encouraged by his mother. Drew has no other choice. He must leave home.

The ten-year old boy climbs into a rail boxcar, and the train takes him away not only from the abuse but also from his friends, carrying him to an unknown future. Just as things seem their worst, Drew, realizing that his childhood is now over, vows that he will never cry again, but instead face life on his own terms.

Praised by one critic as Huckleberry Finn meets Forrest Gump, Drew's adventures on the way to responsible and compassionate manhood, set against the backdrop of America's Great Depression and the following turbulent years of World War II, are a story that is relevant to the upheavals and turbulence in society today.

Title:Never Cry Again
ISBN:9781524504694
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  • BookNightOwl

    This book takes place in the 1930's and 1940's during racial prejudice, World war II and the depression Era.Drew has never had it easy. Having a mother who doesnt care for him he decides to runaway at...

  • Irene

    Some women are not cut out to be mothers. Drew's mom Edith is one of them. Edith was only 13 the first time her father raped her and it wasn't much longer until the day she decided to go for a walk an...

  • Deanne Patterson

    The son of a prostitute, Drew makes a vow to himself to never cry again after he leaves home.The story follows his life in the 1930's and 40's through five states including Oklahoma,Arkansas,New Mexic...

  • Janet Newport

    Thank you NetGalley and BooksGoSocial for this arc.This has been getting great reviews and I was excited to start reading it. While the story told is as it was presented, it just fell flat for me. The...

  • Jenna

    Never Cry Again will make you weep and cheer for the sweet and resilient main character, Drew.Born into a family battling generations of abuse, Drew finds the good in the world, holds on to it and tra...

  • Heidi

    This debut novel is worthy of so much praise! It has so many of the elements that I look forward to in a book. Great character development, exciting plot, important themes, and a read that I learned a...

  • Kelly Long

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing this book in exchange for an honest review. Overall, thos book was pretty good, although very sad. The writing style really wasn't my type. I fel...

  • Venae

    I loved reading this book. Word of warning...this book contains some language and situations that may make some very uncomfortable. That being said I liked the realness of the story and found myself v...

  • Doris Wiggins

    Drew is just eleven years old when he makes his way into a church. He is older than his years. He has gone through so much in his young life, abuse, neglect. He has finally made his way to this small ...

  • Debbi DuBose

    NEVER CRY AGAIN is Jim Cole's debut novel and what a fantastic book this is! The protagonist of this story is Drew, a young man whom you'll never forget; once you read his story. Drew is born in 1926,...