Following the release of his debut novel, To Daddy, Who I Never Loved, Gary has working on his next release titled The Madness of E.W. and Lydie Marland.
In this epic odyssey, an oil tycoon finds himself married to a daughter who experiences a dramatic and tragic change in mental health.
The Madness of E.W. and Lydie Marland
The Oil Tycoon Who Married His Daughter, and Her Tragic Mental Health Odyssey
Read Gary's Debut Novel
A Novel by Gary Robert Pinnell
To Daddy, Who I Never Loved, is a young adult-literary-historical smashup. It is child-in-jeopardy lit, and it is a coming-of-age story narrated by a voice that readers can't stop thinking about.
Curtis Pye is hyperliterate; by age 15, he’s read one quarter of the books in Hell Creek High School Library.
Oklahoma schools are ordered to racially integrate in 1967, and to mainstream with special-needs students. Curtis, dark-skinned, curly-haired and of indeterminate race, is considered white. He is the first student to make friends with a black girl, Sammie Davis, and to befriend a Downs student, Stanley Jones.
Curtis has never spoken with a girl, but falls hopelessly, hormonally, despairingly infatuated with O’Murphy Scott.