Book Beginning – AND THE SOFT WIND BLOWS by Lance Umenhofer

And The Soft Wind Blows Synopsis

And the Soft Wind Blows by Lance UmenhoferTimmy Enosh is a peculiar, small man: fivethree, onehundred andfifteen pounds, and is a pharmacist in Ashton City, Tennessee. He finds himself at fortythreeyearsold as his life starts to fall apart: his threehundred pound wife disappears, his romantic interest has lost interest and has gained hatred toward him, his coworkers harass him, customers verbally assault him, and he has the strange urge to adopt his foulmouthed, eighteenyearold coworker, Alex. When things start to pile up, Timmy must find a way to deal: he turns to Alex to supply him with marijuana, starts sewing an elaborate Mr. Mistoffelees costume, finds solace in the wild, etc., etc., etc. And the soft, constant wind of change blows him on, on, and on. (Amazon)

The Book Beginning is:

“How was your day?” Timmy asked.

“Shut up,” said Mandy, her words dropping like boulders on Timmy’s head, shattering to pieces on the floor.


And The Soft Wind Blows is Lance Umenhofer’s debut novella. It is one of those quirky, surreal stories that you feel the author could take anywhere at any moment… Great imagery also.

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10 Comments on "Book Beginning – AND THE SOFT WIND BLOWS by Lance Umenhofer"

May 18, 2013

Sounds like a lot going on in a short book!

Thanks for including your post on Book Beginnings!

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May 18, 2013

I like books with quirky characters, and this book sounds like it definitely has them! Thanks for sharing the opening.


Sounds like a fascinating story! Yikes about that opening sequence. Will have to check it out, thanks for sharing this with us! Happy reading :)

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May 17, 2013

Wow, you got my attention with this one! Thanks for sharing…and here’s MY FRIDAY MEMES POST


This sounds like a fascinating book! This is the first I have seen of it but I am now adding it to my To Read list. I love the title and concept. Thanks for sharing!
Happy Reading,
Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate


God, the beginning is quite harsh! But I love the title of the book, it’s so pretty! I’d love to go into the Wild, every now and then, if that sounds even remotely sane XD On a different note, would you like to be part of my blog tour for ‘Confessions of a Harry Potter Fan’? Drop me an email, if yes :)
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Thanks for sharing, I’m an old follower! Hope you have a great weekend,
Juli @ Universe in Words