Poetry and Prose by Wess Mongo Jolley

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Available in Text and Audiobook!
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Three days after he was murdered, Richard Pratt began to feel much better…

A seemingly random act of violence propels Professor Richard Pratt into “The Hereafter.” It is a strange, muted, netherworld of the dead—a world in which he is forced to bear witness to the loss and suffering of the man he left behind, and to the rapid demise of the city he called home. And when the other denizens of his ghostly realm begin to enact a brutal revenge on the world of the living, it is only Richard Pratt that can save them.

With the help of a barefoot 15-year-old boy from the old West and an ancient Goshute wise woman, Richard Pratt sets out to save the man he loves, Salt Lake City, and his own wounded soul. Together they must face a ferocious enemy bent on the complete destruction of a great American city. An enemy with his fingers deep in Richard’s shameful past.

The Last Handful of Clover is a sweeping supernatural trilogy about love, loss, regret, and redemption. It is a story of terror, in which one man is called upon to face the sins of his past in order to save the future for the man he loves, and a city of over a million innocent souls.

Peopled by a cast of unforgettable characters, The Last Handful of Clover is an epic hero’s journey into darkness. From the remote Montana wilderness of 1810 to a secret chemical weapons laboratory under the Utah desert, the scope of The Last Handful of Clover is breathtaking, and lays bare the desperate longings, universal loss, and inevitable anguish of being human.

About the Story

The Last Handful of Clover is an epic story, told in three volumes, clocking in at over 516,000 words and 206 chapters (plus nine poem fragments).

The main action of the novel is set in Salt Lake City, Utah. And although the story unfolds in the reader’s contemporary time, the book is also rich with historical context and backstory that trace the origins of several key characters. These early scenes take place in May of 1810 (in the wilderness of Montana), September of 1847 (in the western Utah desert), the summer of 1857 (in Wyoming, early Salt Lake City, and in the Utah desert near what eventually becomes the town of Scipio), and scattered moments in both the 20th and 21st centuries.

Each of the three books is made up of between 60 and 85 short chapters:
     Book 1 — The Hereafter
     Book 2 — Gifts Both Light and Dark
     Book 3 — The Stone in the Stream

In addition to regular narrative chapters, the novel includes poem fragments and journal entries written in the voice of Keith Woo (one of the primary characters). The convention in the novel is that these are “found writings,” discovered, collected, and published some years after the events of the story have concluded.

How to Read or Listen to the Novels

Three places to READ the books:

BEST CHOICE!
If you’re interested in supporting Mongo as an author
, Patreon is the place for you!  For just a few dollars a month, you can read and listen to the entire trilogy!  Click here for a step-by-step guide.

If you can’t afford to join Patreon, Wattpad is also hosting the entire trilogy, but thirty days behind Patreon.  Wattpad is ad-based, but provides a very good reading experience.  Click here for a step-by-step guide.

The entire story is being serialized, “Tales of the City” style, on QSaltLake.com.  Chapters are being released in concert with the audiobook podcast (below).  Click here for more information.

Two places to LISTEN to the audiobooks:

PODCAST LISTENERS! 

The Last Handful of Clover PODCAST is now available for a free subscription! All 207 chapters are being released in audiobook format.  Click here for more information.

If you’d rather listen to the story, it is being serialized for FREE on YouTube!  Like Wattpad, this is thirty days behind the Patreon releases. Visit the link and subscribe!  Click here for a step-by-step guide.

Introductory Video (Patreon)

Listen to the TLHOC Audiobook via Podcast

A Guided Tour of The Hereafter

Map created by Nick Reale: @thisisnotreale. CLICK TO ENLARGE.
Map created by Nick Reale: @thisisnotreale. CLICK TO ENLARGE.

Life is a bitch, his dark companion said— and then you die. Not so! cried Henry. Life is a glorious, shining and splendid adventure— and then you die.

— Edward Abbey, The Fool's Progress

Sample Publicity

Q Salt Lake Magazine, May 2021
NerdProQuo Podcast, May 2021
Bear World Magazine, June 2021

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