by Rainier George Weiner

Select Format


Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/10/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 300
ISBN : 9781504335607
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 300
ISBN : 9781504335614

About the Book

Mentor tells a story about a man who offered a fatherless twelve-year-old boy the gift of his time, his knowledge, and most of all, his love and friendship. In return, the boy rewarded these gifts with abuse and finally a cowardly act of treachery and betrayal, the enormity of which stretches the limits of human belief. And when his betrayal had been exposed and severe punishment loomed, the young boy received yet another gift—perhaps the most precious gift any one being can bestow upon another—the man forgave him. Mentor takes the reader onto the streets of New York City to race headlong over its pavement, from schoolyards, city streets, and youthful gang hideouts to lovers’ parks. The fast-moving novel combines adolescent love with explicit demonstrations of what happens as children grow up in the teeming cities.

About the Author

Despite earning a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and working in the engineering field for forty years—and being awarded several patents in the glass-fiber-forming process—the author’s passion has always been writing. Instead of rapaciously focusing only on cement, cold steel, and unchangeable physical laws—the holy grail of engineering—during off hours and vacations, his mind danced with ideas for books: conflicts, crises, and resolutions—his own and the experiences of others, real and unreal. He retired in 2006. His personal writing includes six books and a collection of nine short stories.