Every person’s life is a journey. Some folks just travel in a darker realm. Whose Name I Did Not Know tells the story of Frank Kohler, a former college football star, who is drifting down a river of booze. He’s lost his way, his money, and his pride. Frank’s resorted to bumming drinks and taking jobs that are more than a little illegal. Then one job goes horribly wrong and he’s faced with the toughest decision of his life, either commit the ultimate crime or spend the rest of his life in prison. Every man makes mistakes, and Frank understood mistakes had to be paid for. He just never dreamed the payment would be so great.

“I can imagine a tight-fisted Chris Helvey grunting with each sentence as he scrawls in this fascinating Mexi-Tucky novel. He squeezes so much pain and torment from his pen that his hand must be full of blisters. There is blood in this book, and you can’t read it without getting some on you. When you consider the relevance of blood to religion, it wouldn’t be surprising if Helvey develops his own cult following by documenting Frank Kohler’s existential crisis. Count me as a believer in Helvey’s talent.”
—Matt Ryan, author of Read This Or You’re Dead To Me

“Writing with his unique American voice Chris Helvey delivers a real winner. Whose Name I Did Not Know speaks to all readers with its straightforward prose about a floundering man’s darkly honest search for an elusive truth.”
—t. kilgore splake, author of Splake Fishing in America

“Storytelling in a most pure form. Honest and sharp as winter’s wind.”
—Sheldon Lee Compton, author of The Same Terrible Storm


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Hopewell Publications


Book Specs:
Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2013
Format: Paperback
Page count: 200pp
Dimensions: 6 x 9 x 0.5 inches
ISBN: 9781933435442
Publisher: Hopewell Publications

October 1, 2013