“American BeheMouth” Tells Epic Journey in Fisheries, Sports and American Society A new book, “American BeheMouth,” provides an exciting adventure in raising and catching a world-record bass. The journey includes family turmoil, lessons in staying balanced, and inspiration for grea
“American BeheMouth” chronicles the raising and catching of a 27-pound largemouth bass, providing a fisheries formula that can be duplicated. This raises many ethical questions about world records in American sports, including discussion of performance-enhancing drugs and records in baseball.
The protagonist immerses himself in fisheries science to solve the mystery of how to break the existing world record while delving into universal existential questions.
“American BeheMouth” shows conflicting values of Americans struggling to do it all while trying to stay balanced. How do we innovate and achieve great things without becoming despicable cheats or taking questionable short cuts in life?
The entire novella is a metaphor for the American economic system and American consumerism. In the story the BeheMouth is the giant bigmouth bass swallowing trout whole, but figuratively, the BeheMouth represents America in its greediness for more, becoming lazy and fat, waiting for another handout.
The author, Jason Covington, warns that we have fallen out of balance in pursuing "the American dream," resulting in disintegrating families, credit card debt, and compulsive behavior.
"American BeheMouth" is available for sale as an EBook on Amazon and in paperback on Amazon's CreateSpace.
BeheMouth website: https://www.BeheMouth.com
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