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Jake - The Prodigal Son by Jake Winston

Jake - The Prodigal Son

by Jake Winston

380 pages
A rebellious teenager, Jake, escapes his tormentor by entering a Catholic seminary. His hilarious coming of age antics gives way to a profound awakening where he considers giving up his dream job for the priesthood. When a girl enters his life, he pleads with God for guidance, and…

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About the Book
A rebellious teenager, Jake Winston, must choose between remaining in an ugly, untenable family situation, or screwing up his courage to attempt to blackmail his vindictive father into sending him to the only viable option, a Catholic Seminary with an excellent scholastic program. He makes a decision, leaves his family and friends behind, and enters St. Edward Seminary to achieve his dream of becoming a world-class builder.

During their coming of age, he and his rebellious friend experience hilarious antics and adventures, soulful moments and pining for girls. They thumb their noses at authority and taunt the disciplinarian to catch them breaking the silly rules. Inexplicably, the religious life began to seduce Jake and his focus shifts to considering the priesthood.

When a beautiful, gifted girl enters his life and captures his heart, he becomes helplessly conflicted. When his prayers for guidance are seemingly met with silence, he storms out of the Seminary, leaving the life and his God behind. He’s determined to achieve his dreams on his own. Many years later, Jake seems to be on top of his game but, in his dark moments, he increasingly ponders the wisdom of having left his God behind. Then…



About the Author
Jake Winston Jake Winston is a storyteller. His lifeís adventures, and the folks he encountered along the way populate his stories. He grew up in Seattle, Washington in the fifties, attended St. Edward Seminary, and finished his education at the University of Washington and Stanford. He continues to be a player in the world of big-time construction, selling and managing the construction of power plants, steel mills, marine facilities, oil refineries, paper mills and other heavy industrial installations in several countries.

Today, Jake and Elizabeth, his soul mate of fifty years, live in Hawaii with two cats where there are endless beaches to surf and new restaurants to experience. He divides his time between, building, writing, the sea and spending time with family.



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