A Leg in Oklahoma City (Paperback)

By Greg Hoetker, Brooke Foster (Illustrator)

TRANS(form)ed Press, 9781734107913, 254pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2019

List Price: 20.00*
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Description

“No one can say this story is not true.”

So begins this debut novel, a work that took more than 20 years to conceive, research, and write. A story of passion, pain, and memory, this work also attempts to solve a loose-threaded mystery trailing like a fuse behind one of the greatest domestic acts of terrorism in American history–the epicenter of which was, and still is, the heartland of Oklahoma City.

Compact, multifaceted, historically adept–and now amplified by the sweeping, minimalist sketches of artist Brooke Foster–A Leg in Oklahoma City will keep you wondering, loving, and hoping--from its first to final sentence.


About the Author

In the 1930s GREG HOETKER’s grandparents headed west from Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Bakersfield, California, his hometown. He now lives in Boise, Idaho, with his wife and two children, and works as an English teacher at Timberline High School. A Leg in Oklahoma City is his first novel. It took him over 20 years to conceive, research, and write.

BROOKE FOSTER was once a student in Greg Hoetker’s English class at Timberline High School. She is now pursuing a degree in Graphic Design at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho. The “fuse-line” art in A Leg in Oklahoma City is her first foray into the symbiotic commingling of literature and design.


Praise For A Leg in Oklahoma City

From D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review:

“A delightful and thought-provoking tale reminiscent of Eric Segel’s classic Love Story with its innocent, sparkly, feisty-girl-meets-boy feel. Unlike the lighter classic, however, A Leg in Oklahoma City includes social and political insights into a killer’s mind, probes the Amish community’s roots and changes, and describes how a young man left behind learns to go on without the light in his life, just as a nation must recover from terrible events.

The weaving of love and terrorist activity in this story is no light feat. Hoetker does a fine job of exploring various facets of heartland America and matters of the heart, considering grief, rage, and a form of resolution that can never quite be completed.

The result is far more than a love story, a story of personal loss, or a tale of the Oklahoma bombing. A Leg in Oklahoma City has its finger on the pulse of modern American experience.”