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Eight-year old Jesse Hall and his pregnant mother move to the “Eden of America,” a small rural town in Ohio, to escape an abusive father addicted to gambling and alcohol. There, Jesse is bullied by the most popular school kid, denied a church experience by a self-righteous preacher, and threatened with foster care by a well-meaning social worker. Can Jesse fulfill his dream of a normal family with his own parents and brothers and sisters? See what he does with the help of a fatherless eight-year old girl, the lovely Five and Dime clerk, and a mummified corpse.


Victor Hess’ first novel, Jesse Sings, is the first of three books centered on the world of Jesse Hall. Jesse Sings was acknowledged as a finalist in the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition in 2015 (Novel-In-Progress category.) Victor’s work has also received Honorable Mention in a Glimmer Train Competition and a finalist in the 2017 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition. As a former businessman and before that a Bomb Disposal instructor in the U.S. Army, he now lives near New Orleans with his wife and dog where he writes full time.