Frank Villa has everything he asked for. He wrote a book proposing that the government give him and other convicts an abandoned island in the Aleutians. Let their families accompany them, with no more welfare checks, and no more three squares and a cot. They’re on their own. The government saves millions and Frank gets his freedom, except for the Coast Guard keeping them all on the island.
The native Aleuts know the Aleutians better. A fierce wind, called a Williwaw, roams the islands, tearing down the works of man. Now Williwaw is trying to drive Frank off the island with rain and snow eighty-five percent of the time. And this god gets a lot of help from Boss Gilmore, another convict, who’s eager to pocket whatever money the men have. Gilmore opens a bar and a house of prostitution, he sells drugs and weapons.
Convicts hate cops, but that’s exactly what Frank needs – a cop, law and order. If he fails, it’s back to prison for the rest of his life.
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Ed, how did you come up with the title for your book? Does it have any special meaning?
Williwaw is a devil wind on the Aleutians. In WWII the weather killed more US soldiers and sailors than the Japanese did.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Frank Villa, the man who proposed this island and made it work. A woman at Surrey PreTrial said, “I know what you’re doing, Griffin. You’re trying to show that convicts can accomplish something of value in this world.”
Does your book have any underlying theme, message, or moral?
The woman at Surrey PreTrial said it all.
What would/could a reader or reviewer say about this book that shows they “get” you as an author?
The woman at Surrey PreTrial again.
Give us an excerpted quote from your favorite review of this book:
After I read about Mr. Griffin’s “prison background” as a teacher I knew that the thoughts and spoken words of the characters were as real as they could get… If you’re looking for a little adventure, forbidden love or a story of hope, Prisoners of the Williwaw has it all!
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