Living Under A Melancholy Cloud by Alan W. Hounshell
Job Cusp has felt sad and doomed all his life, experiencing more loss than most people do in their lifetime. Job’s depression often causes him to want to hurt himself and gets him removed from his home. He often finds himself under a grey cloud that follows him wherever he goes. Moments of normalcy are often associated with writing stories, which allows him to break away from his depression for short periods.
After his mother and father die, Job finds a lockbox with the truth about who his biological parents are and where his darkness comes from. Now, alone with no more family to turn to and on the verge of another major depressive episode, he must face his inner demons and decide if life is worth living.
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In 2022, Alan Hounshell, his wife Lenore, their cat Binx, and dog Ginger moved to Halls, TN. Alan enjoys writing fiction (psychological thrillers, fantasy, and real fiction) and is devoted to finishing his beloved Paisley Hunter detective series.
Living Under A Melancholy Cloud is his seventh book since 2016 and his first novella. Stories centering around characters living in small towns are one of his favorite settings to incorporate because he grew up in small Eastern Kentucky towns. Alan allows his characters to drive the story by breathing their presence with every word that flows and every key he strikes on his laptop.
Alan is a graduate of Morehead State University with a master’s degree in clinical psychology. Look for future books online.