The Ginger Bread Man

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The Ginger Bread Man is the story of a young man's journey of self-transformation from mediocrity to magic. After leaving an unfulfilling office job, a seemingly chance meeting with a Baker sets his life on a new course. Through the guidance and tutelage of this mysterious yet dedicated man, Jacob learns the simplicity and enchantment of baking. Along the way he finds love, meets new people and even invents a new type of gingerbread cookie. Through baking, Jacob discovers magic in his everyday life.

"What's the worst that could happen?" This simple question is the beginning of one young man's journey from uninspired employee to local craftsman. The Ginger Bread Man is a light and humorous novel about running away from the ovens of mediocrity and avoiding the foxes that seek to fool us. In this inspiring story, a man named Jacob runs away from his seemingly secure but faceless and unfulfilling office job. A wise and mysterious baker teaches him sixteen principles about making bread...and living life.

Author: Dominic R. Villari
Publisher: Figment Press
Published: 05/01/2008
Pages: 210
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.54lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.25w x 0.48d
ISBN13: 9780981494012
ISBN10: 0981494013
BISAC Categories:
- Fiction | Literary

About the Author
Dominic R. Villari was born in Riverside, New Jersey in 1971. He studied communications and multimedia at Rider College and Boston University. In these formidable years he was heavily influenced by the writing of South American magical realists such as Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Jorge Borges. After earning a masters degree, Dominic spent several years as an instructional designer. He has also worked as a graphic designer and interactive developer. Throughout his eclectic career and interests he has always remained a storyteller. After specializing in non-fiction writing for several years, in 2007 Dominic returned to the magical realist genre with his new novel the Ginger Bread Man.

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