About the Author

Peyton Rose
Peyton Rose

Peyton Rose is a native of Arkansas. He graduated from Little Rock Central High School and later earned a Philosophy degree from Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, IL. He spent several years traveling the world before returning home to create his debut novel on southern culture, The Long Way Home. Story telling is in his blood. Peyton grew up listening to his elders give accounts of their lives and adventures.

It became his earliest dream to create his own narratives for the world to hear. So, he began studying the art of writing and made it his primary focus while attending the historic Little Rock Central High School and earning a Philosophy degree from Lake Forest College in Lake. He spent several years traveling the world before returning home to create The Long Way Home, his debut novel on contemporary southern culture.
Peyton Rose in Arkansas

Peyton Rose is an Arkansas native dedicated to the art of writing. He graduated from the historic Little Rock Central High School and later earned a Philosophy degree from Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, IL. He spent several years traveling the world before returning home to create The Long Way Home, his debut novel on contemporary, southern culture.

About the Book

The Long Way Home

National Indie Excellence Award Finalist

The Long Way Home Summary

The Long Way Home immerses the reader in a story that explores drama, tragedy, triumph, defeat, love, and the wonders of comedy. It addresses some hard realities that young adults face when forced to mature before their time. The novel explores and translates them in a way that is exciting to read, leaving one with an overwhelming sense of hope for American society.

At fifteen years old, Oscar Brighton must leave home to attend school in a new city. He soon meets a cast of characters who change his life forever, encountering the hilarious twists and terrifying turns that only come with being young. Follow the enduring story of five young men, coming of age in the South, at the turn of the millennium.

After a brutal fight with his father, fifteen year old Oscar Brighton leaves home to attend school in a new city. But when he arrives, struggle follows his every step. He makes enemies with a despicable bully and befriends a gang of troublemakers. The group’s strong, yet unlikely bond is driven to its edge as they face the viscousness of racism, the cruelty of violence, and the sorrow of death. Their determination and unwavering friendship are the only things that help them survive and change their lives forever. Follow the enduring story of five young men, coming of age in the South, at the turn of the millennium.

This book is the first of it’s kind, a universal experience for many Americans. But for most others, this is a glimpse into a world they didn’t know existed. The Long Way Home takes on some hard realities that young adults face when forced to mature before their time. It explores and translates them in a way that is exciting to read, leaving one with an overwhelming sense of hope for American society.  Published by 220 Communications, this story is geared towards readers between the ages of 16 and 86.

Finalist for Contemporary Fiction in the National Indie Excellence Awards

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