Cody, The Medicine Man and Me is a rites of passage story about a middle-aged man who takes a trip across the USA that transforms into the ultimate voyage of personal discovery. Attempting to establish the truth of his baffling ancestry, and struggling to prepare himself for a reunion with his estranged twin brother – old rivalries quickly resurface.
A showdown brews - but ultimately only one of the brothers can ride off into the sunset.
The Ouen Press list is published in English as eBooks and in paperback, and is distributed internationally.
We are seeking to sell:
-Translation rights for Print and electronic version in all non-English languages;
-Large print, Audio & Serialisation rights in all territories and all languages;
Alan Wilkinson was invited to speak at the Alderney Literary Festival 2018, and undertook a tour of Mid-West states in the USA in 2017.
“We expect this book to be very well received – delighting fans ofAlan’s historical and narrative works, and attracting many new ones.” Paula Comley, Commissioning Editor – Ouen Press
“Many of us – perhaps all of us – when we were young, had ‘cowboy dreams’. Alan Wilkinson has re-made them afresh, without sentimentality or too much fantasy. This is a delightful book. I have been a fan of Alan Wilkinson’s very distinctive writing for a long time and am so very happy to see this publication.” Sara Maitland, author of A Book of Silence and Daughter of Jerusalem
After a degree in American Studies, and an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia, Alan Wilkinson was appointed Jack Kerouac Writer in Residence in Florida. But his great love has always been the American West, where he has explored the wilderness on foot, on horseback, by bike and canoe. And it was a Fellowship at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, New Mexico that afforded him the space and time needed to complete this debut novel.