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The Jiu-Jitsu Bum
by Chris Campion
For most, martial arts are a hobby — a way to stay fit or boost one’s ego. For others, they’re a way of life that pulls people from the depths and lets them face their demons. And a very few dedicate their lives to the martial way … becoming a warrior. Sometimes, that devotion can even save a life…
Evan Connor’s just been released from Lackawanna Prison in Scranton, Pennsylvania. His wife refuses to let him come home, so he’s forced to move back in with his mother. As if having no job, no friends, and a wife who’s threatening divorce isn’t challenging enough, he’s struggling with depression and drug addiction.
Evan finds menial temp jobs, but soon falls back into his old ways of getting high with street bud Tyrone and crack whore Ginger. He sells his mother’s antiques and shakes down his son, Tim, a struggling musician with demons of his own.
A martial arts tournament comes to Evan’s attention. He enters it in hopes of winning respect from his family, and the money to replace what he’s stolen. But to win, he must defeat a dojo bully who has it in for him, along with an even more seasoned grappler from a rival Jiu-Jitsu school. Can Evan pull his family back together, or will he sink back into self-destruction?
Ebook Edition, $3.99 U.S.