A modern-day soldier, running from the confining paradise of the Florida Keys, finds himself crushed by guilt and unable to acclimate to the civilian world around him.
A reluctant Texas outlaw makes his living on gunpowder and lead, selling his only real talent across the Old West, until a hit turned tragically wrong makes him face what he has become.
A privileged teenage girl's first love abandons her, leading her to a heartbreaking, coast to coast journey of self-discovery.
A jaded smuggler succumbs to the Siren's Song, but his last chance at love and redemption threatens to rip him apart like a ship on the jagged rocks.
And a half Native-American love child of a Pentecostal preacher is wagered in a deal with the Devil, chasing his mother's soul through a battleground of conflicting cultures and his father's rage.
Hemingway, a collaboration by singer-songwriter Dan Johnson and acclaimed novelist Travis Erwin, is a collection of stories inspired by Johnson's album of the same name. The gripping narrative follows five unique tales and five wildly diverse characters, whose lives are unpredictably interwoven across time. The stories serve as a companion to the music and expound on the dialectical impact of decisions made or passed up. What is Good? What is Evil? And can we ever really know the difference until years, even generations have passed?
The book includes a forward by legendary Texas songwriter, Walt Wilkins, as well as a download code for the digital, mp3 version of the album.
Hemingway dives into the mental and emotional turmoil felt by those contemplating suicide, as well as the lasting effects that decision has on others. Dallas Morning News
Each song and story stands on its own, but when woven together, Hemingway paints a world that's rich and contemporary, but told in a timeless fashion worthy of the album's namesake. Galleywinter