Indie Review: The Art of Dumpster Diving

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Indie Review: The Art of Dumpster Diving

Jennifer Anne Moses’ The Art of Dumpster Diving is an emotionally powerful story of family and a strong familial bond that preserves hope in a moment of hardship and adversity. Moses softens the hard lines with heart-tugging struggles of two young boys finding strength and courage within each other.

Jennifer Anne Moses’ The Art of Dumpster Diving is an emotionally powerful story of family and a strong familial bond that preserves hope in a moment of hardship and adversity. Moses softens the hard lines with heart-tugging struggles of two young boys finding strength and courage within each other.

Two boys, living in rural Louisiana, in a cozy house with their family of six – grandma, mother, father, and sister – and two birds, lives quickly change after one night’s events. It starts when their sister Lila and their mother get into a huge fight which causes Lila to storm out and runs away. That same night, their father passed of a heart attack. A while later, their grandma passes and what was a house of six is now a house of three. Their mother tires to keep the family together, but find herself in a stuck in a downward spiral. One day James, the eldest son finds his mother lying dead in her bed. James with no one else to turn to, runs to the only friend he has for help, Gabriel. The boys decide to keep their mothers passing as a secret from the world and hide her body to avoid being taken to foster care and becoming separated from each other. The story take off from there as the brothers must bond together to overcome many obstacles and emotional struggles to keep their family together.

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Article originally Published in the June/July 2020 Issue Summer Reads Edition.

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