Miami, FL, October 25, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Outskirts Press, Inc. has published A Crucible of Innocence: (A Poetic Novel) by Roger W. Forsythe, which is the author’s most recent book to date. The 6.14 x 9.21 paperback in the Fiction/ Literary category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail price of $24.95. The webpage at www.outskirtspress.com/acrucibleofinnocence was launched simultaneously with the book’s publication.
About the Book (Excerpts & Info)
Welcome to the Troubadour Poets Cafe and Bistro, where a sad, lonely boy (James Conrad Scott) plays writer with the "imaginary friends" who accept him as he is: Jack Kerouac, Stephen Crane, and the literary immortals.
Now 30, Conrad confronts "A Crucible of Innocence" in the boxing match exorcism of his toughest trial. As always, his best friend (John Keats) is there to comfort and inspire.
Facing spiritual, financial, and health crises, Conrad imagines himself surviving the Titanic, pioneering the American Eden, and fighting the Civil War Armageddon.
May Angels walk among us? May reincarnation be possible? May the loss of Innocence be prevented? Composed in the style of New Beat Romanticism, Roger W. Forsythe's debut "Poetic Novel" answers "Yes!" to all three.
Through the Myth of Being, a Theory of Aural Compassion, Positive Capability, and "P=bs2" (Poetry=body/soul2), the fiction of Conrad's world may offer clues into the reality of our own.
In short Hollywood pitch parlance: Think "A Beautiful Mind" and replace literature for mathematics and manic depression for schizophrenia. Then add "Quantum Leap." Because angels and reincarnation are primary themes, this novel is being marketed in both the spiritual and literary genres.
Deftly constructed at 469 pages, A Crucible of Innocence: (A Poetic Novel) is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the Fiction/ Literary category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, A Crucible of Innocence meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $24.95.
Additionally, A Crucible of Innocence can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press wholesale online bookstore at www.outskirtspress.com/buybooks
Format: 6.14 x 9.21 paperback
For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/acrucibleofinnocence
About the Author
Born near Farmington, Missouri, Roger W. Forsythe studied with the University of London while completing his M. A. in English Literature. He has published three volumes of poetry, a textbook chapter on Civil War history, and over 30 compositions in literary journals. The recipient of three Missouri Associated Press awards for excellence in journalism, a "veteran" Civil War re-enactor, and certified astrologer, he is an adjunct professor at Barry University and Edison State College in Naples, Florida. He has known Conrad for 28 years.
About Outskirts Press, Inc.
Outskirts Press offers turn-key, custom book publishing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available globally at www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press, Inc. represents the future of book publishing, today.
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