Embark on a journey of passion and perseverance with Rodney Dillman’s debut novel, Flowers Are Better Than Bullets. This compelling historical fiction tome transcends the genre, painting a vivid tableau of young love blossoming amid the 1970 Kent State student protests against the Vietnam War.
Rodney Dillman weaves a narrative tapestry in Flowers Are Better Than Bullets, set against the seismic events of the late ’60s and early ’70s—a period that redefined a nation. The book chronicles the story of Johnny, a young man from the confines of small-town Ohio, who finds himself in the throes of personal liberation at Kent State University. It’s here that Johnny’s path converges with Katie’s, whose fervor for peace ignites an intimate and fervent love amidst the raging anti-war demonstrations.
The plot crescendos with the tragic events of May 4, 1970, as the idyllic campus turns into a national symbol of conflict, shaking the core of Johnny and Katie’s beliefs. As they navigate the aftermath, they confront the true cost of their ideals and the enduring power of the human spirit.
Flowers Are Better Than Bullets offers more than a glimpse into historical events; it’s a resonant ode to the indomitable will of a generation that stood boldly for its convictions. Author, Rodney Dillman invites readers to experience the raw emotions, steadfast dreams, and the spirit of defiance that epitomized a pivotal era.
For those captivated by the intricacies of historical fiction, the richness of coming-of-age tales, and stories of enduring love in the face of upheaval, Flowers Are Better Than Bullets promises to be an unmissable read.
About the Author:
Rodney Dillman, a native of Lima, Ohio, earned his B.S. in education and M.A. in economics from Kent State University. He also holds a law degree from Duke University. After a successful career as an investment lawyer and corporate executive, Rodney turned to creative writing.
Rodney currently resides on the beach in North Carolina and is an avid fly fisherman with a passion for exploring diverse cultures. He has traveled to all 50 U.S. states, all 7 continents, and 76 countries.
Connect with Rodney Dillman:
Author Website: http://www.rodneydillman.com
Flowers Are Better Than Bullets is available now on Amazon. Discover this gripping tale of love and courage set against the backdrop of the 1970 anti-war protests at Kent State University.