RICHARD FINEGOLD is a product of the post-World War II generation, grew up in Massachusetts, started writing in high school, and continued into college taking creative writing classes at Cornell University during the turbulent ’60s. He graduated in 1967 with a degree in Political Science with a minor in English. In 1971 he received a law degree from Boston University and began practicing law in the San Diego area. He and his wife, Gail, have three children: Erin, Todd, and Jared. Richard now works only part time writing legal briefs and continues to ply his writing skills in fiction.
In 1946, Gideon Fruitman slid prematurely into the world to find himself in the back of an ambulance speeding toward the hospital through a blinding snowstorm and that was the easy part! Over the next five decades, his humerous but often tragic journey reflects mankind's struggle to understand and survive the forces that shape the human condition. A Soul in the Wind in truly everyone's story, but it especially weaves itself into the fabric of the post World War II generation, who were privileged to be part of the ever changing landscape of the last half of twentieth century. The philosophy, the politics, and even the music of this exciting period are reexamined as Gideon searches for success, love, and sex in a world that constantly challenges his longing to find Paradise. A porttrait of Gideon emerges as we are given a look inside a mind locked in overdrive, leaving the reader questioning his own path through life, and the dreams that got away.