The Dung Beetles of Liberia (Paperback)

A Novel Based on True Events

By Jr. Meier, Daniel V.

BQB Publishing, 9781945448379, 312pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2019

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Description

Based on the remarkable true account of a young American who landed in Liberia in the 1960s.

It's 1961 and young Ken Verrier is experiencing the turbulence of Ishmael and the guilt of his brother's death. His sudden decision to drop out of college and deal with his demons shocks his family, his friends, and especially his girlfriend, soon to have been his fiance. His destination: Liberia—the richest country in Africa both in monetary wealth and natural resources. But nothing could have prepared Ken for the experiences he was about to live through. He quickly realizes that he has arrived in a place where he understands very little of what is considered normal, where the dignity of life has little meaning, and where he can trust no one. Author Daniel Meier describes Ken Verrier's many escapades, spanning from horrifying to whimsical, with engaging and fast-moving narrative that ultimately describe a society upon which the wealthy are feeding and in which the poor are being buried.

It's a novel that will stay will you long after the last word has been read.


About the Author

A retired Aviation Safety Inspector for the FAA, Daniel V. Meier, Jr. has always had a passion for writing. During his college years, he studied American Literature at The University of Maryland Graduate School and in 1980 was published by Leisure Books under the pen name of Vince Daniels. He also worked briefly for the Washington Business Journal as a journalist and has been a contributing writer and editor for several aviation magazines. Dan and his wife live in Owings, Maryland, about twenty miles south of Annapolis, and when he's not writing, they spend their summers sailing on the Chesapeake Bay.


Praise For The Dung Beetles of Liberia: A Novel Based on True Events

"Meier’s precise prose is vivid and yet straightforward as he details contrasting lives of the common Liberian population and the privileged Americo-Liberians. A fascinating evocation of 1960s Liberia... " —The Prairies Book Reviewhttps://theprairiesbookreview.com/