A Secret Revealed by Robert Stowe England
A Secret Revealed: Dean Farley is a young boy growing up in post-World War II America trying to gain confidence in himself by earning the respect of his parents, brother, schoolmates, and teammates. Often with scant guidance, he meets and beats the challenges of boyhood (school, making friends, catching a crawfish in a creek, baseball, and riding a bicycle) yet still worries about his ability to overcome the difficulties that surely lie ahead.
A small North Carolina community is the crucible Robert Stowe England uses in A Secret Revealed for Dean, knowing manhood awaits, to figure out if he has the mettle and ability to handle adult life. Dean’s turning point is his decision to take a reckless dare, that could risk his life, in order to stop a bully’s relentless and humiliating taunts. The event, which fundamentally changed Dean’s outlook, is so profound and troubling for him that he kept it a secret until now.
No stranger to writing about financial institutions and financial markets, Duke graduate Robert Stowe England penned A Secret Revealed as his debut novella.”