Black Leather and Blue Denim by Jay Dubya.
A 50s Adult Action-Adventure Novel Book One In Trilogy.
Black Leather and Blue Denim is a ’50s novel about greaser gang conflict in Levittown, Pennsylvania. J.W. narrates the story.
J.W. (age twelve) and his family move into the Dogwood Hollow section of Levittown in the spring of ’54.
He soon makes friends with Carnie, the neurotic son of a carnival barker, and Tinker, a mechanically inclined, vindictive kid with destructive tendencies. The three boys are picked on and harassed by older greasers from Kenwood, another section of Levittown.
In April of ’54, the Fairless Hills Steel Mill opens, and the Caracas, a Venezuelan ship is carrying the first iron ore from South America up the Delaware River. Students from area schools are invited to wave linen American flags on sticks at the vessel.
Four people in the front row accidentally fall into the Delaware River as the Caracas is passing by. Two of them are Angie Palermo and Bubbles Messina. The two girls and their families blame J.W. and Carnie for pushing them over the bulkhead into the river.
The event causes future conflict between the girls and J.W.
Hardcover: 468 Pages
Publisher: Bookstand Publishing (January 1, 2001)
The Great Teen Fruit War by Jay Dubya.
A 1960 Adult Action-Adventure Novel Book Two In Trilogy.
“The Great Teen Fruit War, A 1960′ Novel” is author Jay Dubya’s eighth e-book. The story takes place in Hammonton, New Jersey, an agricultural community midway between Philadelphia and Atlantic City. The Blues wear blue denim button-down waist-length jackets and are the sons of wealthy blueberry growers. The Reds wear James Dean’ red zip-up jackets and are the sons of peach farmers. Bellevue Avenue in the center of town is the dividing line that separates blueberry country to the east and peach territory to the west.
“The Great Teen Fruit War” is a story for anyone who loves ’50s and ’60s teen culture. Romance, racial discrimination and conflict between the Reds and the Blues mix into a “coming of age” story that blends humor with drama, suspense and surprise into an action-packed adventure. Throw the town’ greasers “The Ramrodders” into the conflict and events heat up in a hurry as the three highly volatile gangs interact.
When Goose Restuccio, the son of a Mafia kingpin joins the Reds he challenges Gabe Gillette, the leader of the rich-kid Blues. Goose’s father’s hit men get involved in some clever pranks played on the Blues, and the blueberry kids retaliate with deceptive tricks of their own. Soon strife escalates into violence. Goose is captured by Blues and then forced to rape a black girl, and after Crystal Davis becomes pregnant, her black friends ally with the Reds against a coalition of Blues and Ramrodders. The “Great Teen Fruit War” is the exciting sequel to “Black Leather and Blue Denim, A ’50s Novel.” Paperback Print-On-Demand’ copies of “The Great Teen Fruit War” will be available in mid-February, 2002.
Book Review by Penelope: 5.0 out of 5 Stars! A must read!!This book is excellent.
“It’s about teen gangs in 1960 – the Blues (kids from blueberry farmers) and the Reds (kids from peach farmers) and what they experience in their youth.
The Blues’s symbol is a blue denim jacket, the Reds’s symbol a red James-Dean jacket. Every gang has 24 members and those teens are involved in “The Great Teen Fruit War”.
It starts with pranks and tricks they play on each other – but every time one gang wants to get even with the other gang and so the pranks not only get more creative but also more dangerous – until it just has to end in a big fight (that’s not the ending of the story).
But this story is not only about two gangs who fight each other – it is also about moral, romance, racism, the influence people have over each other and so much more.”
Hardcover: 464 Pages
Publisher: Bookstand Publishing (June 1, 2002)
Frat Brats by Jay Dubya.
A 1960 Adult Action-Adventure Novel Book Three In Trilogy.
Frat’ Brats is the third novel of a coming-of-age trilogy started by Black Leather and Blue Denim, A ’50s Novel and The Great Teen Fruit War, A 1960 Novel.
In Frat’ Brats J. W. attends a South Jersey, teachers’ college and prepares for a professional life in the real economic world.
Soon he and his friends join an off-campus non-sanctioned fraternity Lambda Phi Sigma, and that’s when the freshman’s life suddenly becomes very interesting and conflict-oriented. The Lambda Phi’s must respond to dangerous incidents and harassment perpetuated by two established rival male fraternities, the Delta Alpha Omegas and the Tau Kappa Epsilons, which have the endorsement and support of the college deans.
Conflict soon escalates into life-threatening hazing. J.W. obtains the assistance of an old high school friend Goose Restuccio, the son of a New Jersey Mafia kingpin who aids the Lambdas in their struggles against the school administration and against the two competing favored fraternities.
Frat Brats combines action adventure with romance and many surprising developments among very interesting characters in the culturally dynamic and historically explosive time setting of 1961-’65.
J.W. and his fellow Lambdas manage to survive several kidnappings, unique hostage situations, snakes, manure pits, diving horses, Brahma bulls, bucking broncos, an exciting boat chase, moving train caboose initiation boardings’, a daring panty raid, a nudist colony and a fantastic Florida spring break along with a series of other imaginative ordeals to finally graduate and then help the Lambda Phi’s fight the Second Battle of Salamis against the formidable rich-kid Delta Alpha Omegas to bring closure to the ongoing fraternity war.
Frat’ Brats is definitely adult literature featuring adult language and content and has been exclusively written for a mature reading audience.
Hardcover: 468 Pages
Publisher: Bookstand Publishing (June 30, 2004)
About The Author: Jay Dubya is author’ John Wiessner’s pen name. John is a retired New Jersey public school English teacher, having diligently taught the subject for thirty-four years. John lives in Hammonton, New Jersey with wife Joanne and the couple has three grown sons.
Counting London: Lashed, Lacerated, Lampooned and Lambasted, along with its companion books Twain: Tattered, Trounced, Tortured and Traumatized, Poe: Pelted, Pounded, Pummeled and Pulverized and O. Henry: Obscenely and Outrageously Obliterated, John has written and published thirty-seven total books. Pieces of Eight, Pieces of Eight, Part II, Pieces of Eight, Part III and Pieces of Eight, Part IV all contain short stories and novellas that feature science fiction and paranormal plots and themes. Nine New Novellas, Nine New Novellas, Part II, Nine New Novellas, Part III, Nine New Novellas, Part IV, One Baker’s Dozen, Two Baker’s Dozen, Snake Eyes and Boxcars and Snake Eyes and Boxcars, Part II are short story collections all written in the spirit of the Pieces of Eight series.
Other Jay Dubya adult-oriented fiction are the works Black Leather and Blue Denim, A ’50s Novel, and its exciting sequel, The Great Teen Fruit War, A 1960′ Novel. Frat Brats, A ’60s Novel completes the action/adventure trilogy. Jay Dubya also has produced two irreverent Biblical satires, The Wholly Book of Genesis and The Wholly Book of Exodus. A third satire Ron Coyote, Man of La Mangia is a parody on Miguel Cervantes’ classic novel, Don Quixote published in 1605. Thirteen Sick Tasteless Classics, TSTC, Part II, TSTC, Part III and TSTC, Part IV are satirical works that each corrupt thirteen classic stories from American and British literature and from Greek mythology. Fractured Frazzled Folk Fables and Fairy Farces and FFFF & FF, Part II satirize and corrupt famous children’s literature stories. Mauled Maimed Mangled Mutilated Mythology is an adult-oriented satirical/parody work that pokes fun at twenty-one famous classical myths. Finally, Shakespeare: Slammed, Smeared, Savaged and Slaughtered and Shakespeare: S, S, S and S. Part II lampoon the famous works of the great playwright.
The author has also penned a young adult fantasy trilogy: Pot of Gold, Enchanta and Space Bugs, Earth Invasion. The Eighteen Story Gingerbread House is a collection of eighteen new children’s stories. And last but not least, two Jay Dubya non-fiction works are So Ya’ Wanna’ Be A Teacher and Random Articles and Manuscripts.
Jay Dubya’s books are available in hardcover and paperback formats at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble.com and Booksamillion.com. Kindle versions are available at Amazon.com. Jay Dubya’s e-books are available at Amazon Kindle and at Barnes and Noble Nook.
Jay Dubya (John Wiessner), author of 56 books, gives a biography of his life.
Born in Hammonton, NJ in 1942, John had attended St. Joseph School up to and including Grade 5. After his family moved from Hammonton to Levittown, Pa in 1954, John attended St. Mark School in Bristol, Pa. for Grade 6, St. Michael the Archangel School for Grades 7 and 8 and Immaculate Conception School, Levittown, Pa. for grade 9. Bishop Egan High School, Levittown Pa was John’s educational base for Grades 10 and 11, and later in 1960 he graduated from Edgewood Regional High, Tansboro, NJ. John then next attended Glassboro State College, where he was an announcer for the school’s baseball games and also read the news and sports over WGLS, GSC’s radio station.
John had been primarily an English teacher in the Hammonton Public School System for 34 years, specializing in the instruction of middle school language arts. Mr. Wiessner was quite active in the Hammonton Education Association, serving in the capacities of Vice-President, building representative and finally, teachers’ head negotiator for 7 years. During his lengthy teaching career, John had been nominated into “Who’s Who Among American Teachers” three times. He also was quite active giving professional workshops at schools around South Jersey on the subjects of creative writing and the use of movie videos to motivate students to organize their classroom theme compositions.
John Wiessner was very active in community service, being a past President of the Hammonton Lions Club, where he also functioned for many years as the club’s Tail-Twister, Vice-President and Liontamer. He had been named Hammonton Lion of the Year in 1979 and in 2009 received the prestigious Melvin Jones Fellow Award, the highest honor a Lion can receive from Lions International.
John also was a successful businessman, starting with being a Philadelphia Bulletin newspaper delivery boy for two years in the late 1950s in Levittown, Pennsylvania. After his family moved back to New Jersey in 1959, John worked at his grandparents and his parents’ farm markets, Square Deal Farm (now Ron’s Gardens in Hammonton) and Pete’s Farm Market in Elm, respectively. He later managed his wife’s parents’ farm market, White Horse Farms (Elm) for three summers.
Also, in a business capacity, for 16 summers starting in 1967 John Wiessner had co-owned Dealers Choice Amusement Arcade on the Ocean City, Maryland boardwalk and also co-owned the New Horizon Tee-Shirt Store for eight summers (1973-’81) on the Rehoboth Beach, Delaware boardwalk. In addition, he was a co-owner of Wheel and Deal Amusement Arcade, Missouri Avenue and Boardwalk, Atlantic City. And then, for 18 summers beginning in 1986, John had been the Field Manager in charge of crew-leaders for Atlantic Blueberry Company (the world’s largest cultivated blueberry company), both the Weymouth and Mays Landing Divisions.
After retiring from teaching in 1999, writing under the pen name Jay Dubya (his initials), John Wiessner became an author of 56 books in the genre Action/Adventure Novels, Sci-Fi/Paranormal Story Collections, Adult Satire, Young Adult Fantasy Novels and Non-Fiction Books. His books exist in hardcover, in paperback and in popular Kindle and Nook e-book formats.
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