Fiction, African American Fiction
Release Date: August 23rd, 2022
Publisher: Motina Books
There comes a moment in everyone’s life when everything finally makes
sense. You know that where you are is exactly where you’re supposed to
It’s 11:59, and Rob Jackson is reflecting on his life – the domino
effect that each event had on the next throughout the years of his life.
During his childhood in a small town in Mississippi, he learned how it feels
to be an outsider, and the love for his mother, books, fishing, and his
grandmother, are what kept him full of hope.
Although Jackson strives to build a relationship with his biological
father, the constant search for his approval only results in heartbreak and
Throughout this journey, he discovers nothing is ever as it seems. He tries
to overcome his bitterness, loneliness, and disappointments, with the help
of the women he meets along the way. Octavia, a mentor and guide, Dolores, a
friend and partner, and then Nora, the woman he believes to be his
When the final domino falls, Jackson is staring at the clock, with time
being his ultimate nemesis.
About the Author
Marlon S. Hayes is a writer from Chicago, Illinois, who loves his family,
his three dogs (even Polly!), his friends, traveling, cooking, and the
Chicago Cubs. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org and followed on
Amazon and Marlon’s Writings on Facebook. He is the author of seven
books, and his stories have appeared in multiple magazines and