August 24, 2023

Introducing “Junior Miles and the Junkman”: A Tale of Art, Friendship, and Triumph

by cns2020

Choose How to Share

Featured image for “Introducing “Junior Miles and the Junkman”: A Tale of Art, Friendship, and Triumph”
Junior mills and the junkman by kevin carey.

Junior Miles and the Junkman by Kevin Carey.

A new literary masterpiece is on the horizon. Kevin Carey’s upcoming novel, “Junior Miles and the Junkman,” promises to be a heartwarming exploration of grief, resilience, and the transformative power of art.


In the rustic environment of a junkyard, young Junior Miles calls it home, living among the artworks his father created from the surrounding debris. Tragedy strikes when his father falls ill and passes away, leaving Junior and his mother in a world that suddenly seems empty and threatening.

When despair seems inevitable, a miracle occurs. A junk sculpture of a man, a gift from his late father, begins to speak to Junior. Are these enigmatic messages clues to something deeper? Junior and his best friend, Isaac, set out to find the answers.

“Junior Miles and the Junkman” takes us on a transformative journey through art, friendship, loss, and triumph. It’s a story about the human spirit, the importance of memories, and the unbreakable bonds of love.

Praise for “Junior Miles and the Junkman”:

Esteemed critics and authors have heralded this novel as a must-read:

  • “A tender, transformative novel… You will never forget this terrific story.” – Naomi Shihab Nye, Young People’s Poet Laureate of the United States 2019 – 2021
  • “Junior Miles is a boy to believe in.” – Jabari Asim, author of A Child’s Introduction To African American History
  • “Junior Miles and the Junkman is a treasure!” – Erin Dionne, author of Bad Choices Make Good Stories
  • “…unusual gem of a book…” – Fliss R, Reviewer/Net Galley

About the Author:

Kevin Carey’s literary portfolio includes collections like “The One Fifteen to Penn Station” and “Jesus Was a Homeboy,” fiction such as “The Beach People” and “Murder in the Marsh.” His poems have appeared on National Public Radio and The Academy of American Poets. A playwright and filmmaker, Kevin’s talents know no bounds.

Release Date:

“Junior Miles and the Junkman” will be out in September 2023 from Fitzroy Books, an imprint of Regal House Publishing.

Dive into a world where magic resides in ordinary things, where a piece of junk could be a mentor, and where the human spirit triumphs over adversity. Whether you’ve felt different or experienced profound loss, “Junior Miles and the Junkman” awaits to embrace you with its warmth and wisdom.

A tale of art, friendship, and overcoming the unimaginable, let the journey of Junior Miles begin. Purchase your copy here.