David K. Leff has published his new novel in verse, “Finding the Last Hungry Heart”

David K. Leff has published his latest novel in verse, “Finding the Last Hungry Heart”. As David stated, “It’s a project I’ve worked on for thirty-five years.”

About the book:  Finding the Last

The story is a confluence of the present and the 1960s.  Caleb Dempster, a disillusioned refugee from that turbulent era makes his living operating a municipal landfill, dealing with the waste of a society he’d once hoped to reform.  One night Dempster catches some teens climbing the landfill fence in the hope of spotting a bear that’s feeding on the garbage.  The kids’ interest in Dempster’s past enables him to see some value in experiences that had only tormented him with disappointment.  There’s some small town politics and violence, but ultimately the kids enable Dempster to triumph by finding value in what he had thought was a wasted youth of unfulfilled promises.

About the author: David K. Leff

David K. Leff, author of numerous essays, columns, and stories for the Hartford CourantAppalachia and other publications, is a former Deputy Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. He is a member of the Collinsville Historic District Commission and was chairman for twenty years, is a former volunteer firefighter, and a Boy Scout merit badge counselor.

The author of three nonfiction books and three volumes of poetry, David has read his work, given book talks, and lectured on literary and environmental topics throughout Connecticut and beyond.  He is on the board of Directors of the Riverwood Poetry Series.

 

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