Citi of Books proudly launches the publication of Monte Dutton’s fantastic novel, “The Latter Days.” The book is now available to purchase on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and others.
“The Latter Days” is Monte Dutton’s ninth novel. The first two, The Audacity of Dope (2011) and The Intangibles (2013), were published by Neverland Publishing, LLC. The third and fourth books, Crazy of Natural Causes (2015) and Forgive Us Our Trespasses (2016), were KindleScout releases. He has since published a modern western, Cowboys Come Home (2016); two related stock-car racing adventures, Lightning in a Bottle (2017) and Life Gets Complicated (2018); and Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (2018, 2023). See the full list of his books on his website: https://montedutton.net/.
Dutton is a graduate of Furman University who lives in Clinton, South Carolina. He owns two local sports websites, LaurensCountySports.com and FurmanATT.com. He has written about a stoned musician, a disgraced coach, a corrupt politician, a pair of Texans home from World War II, and, most recently, a brash, young stock car racer.
“The Latter Days” is a story told through the eyes of former player and manager, Clyde Kinlaw, who works for the Portland Loggers (it is fictional). He is now a scout who doesn’t feel as if the new generation of talent evaluators puts any stake in his judgment anymore. He wants to prove them wrong but doesn’t know how.
Kinlaw’s only ally in the Portland front office, Frank Staley Jr., sends him to evaluate Ryne Standback, a first baseman considered one of the country’s top high school prospects. Standback doesn’t impress Kinlaw, who dismisses him as a privileged white kid with all the skills money can buy. What draws Kinlaw’s attention is the catcher on the other team. Taiquon Wattson, who has all the tools of an athlete but lacks attention, is a poor kid who lives with his grandmother in a predominantly black town on the banks of the Savannah River. He’s known locally for his football skills, not his baseball skills. He’s a catcher because it’s the only position he can play without owning a glove. Teams always provide a mitt. Taiquon is as raw as the crappie he hauls out of the river to help feed the family. All he knows about baseball is approximately how to play it.
“The Latter Days” is an inspirational and heartwarming novel that features not just sports but also a full life.
Monte Dutton’s spectacular novel, “The Latter Days,” is now available to purchase through the links provided below:
- Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Latter-Days-Monte-Dutton-ebook/dp/B0BVFYYY8K/ref=sr_1_2?crid=22DO4RNKSHX8E&keywords=Monte+Dutton&qid=1677624151&sprefix=monte+dutton%2Caps%2C400&sr=8-2.
- Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-latter-days-monte-dutton/1143054839?ean=9781959682189.
- Chegg: https://www.chegg.com/textbooks/the-latter-days-1st-edition-9781959682189-1959682180?trackid=7fd45738e3a1&strackid=048aef146ba8.
- Textbookx: https://www.textbookx.com/book/9781959682172/.
- AbeBooks: https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=31425765602&cm_sp=det-_-bsk-_-bdp.
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