Henderson, KY, March 24, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Outskirts Press, Inc. has published The Derelict by Peter S Schofield, which is the author's most recent book to date. The 6.14 x 9.21 paperback in the Fiction / General category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail price of $13.95. The webpage at www.outskirtspress.com/TheDerelict was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.
About the Book (Excerpts & Info)
Harry Sullivan had a saying for the homeless people that wandered the streets of his neighborhood: “Lazy good-for-nothing derelicts!”Now this formerly middle-class man is faced with the unthinkable — becoming one of them. Brought up in the rough-and-tumble South Boston neighborhoods of the 1940s, Harry’s a decorated Korean War hero and a tough-as-nails former Golden Gloves fighter whose title fight became a legend in local boxing circles. He’s worked hard at the Good Life bread company for many years. His retirement was supposed to be a wonderful time to spend with his wife and enjoy all life had to offer.Then tragedy strikes, sending Harry into a tailspin — and a lifestyle he never even contemplated. A sprawling, eye opening novel of life’s fickle ups and downs, The Derelict examines one man’s remarkable journey as he struggles both physically and spiritually following a most unexpected role reversal. Utterly alone and adrift, Harry’s only lifeline is his frequent conversations at his wife’s grave — and with the street preacher who shows him how to survive without a home. But when a freak stroke of luck changes things yet again, Harry forgets the lessons he learned on the streets and returns to his selfish ways. Now he must face something even tougher than surviving on the streets. Honest, moving and at times comical, The Derelict is a reminder of what’s really important in life and the constant unknown that lurks around the corner for all of us.
Deftly constructed at 189 pages, The Derelict is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the Fiction / General category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, The Derelict meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $13.95.
Additionally, The Derelict 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/TheDerelict
About the Author
Peter Schofield was inspired to write The Derelict sitting in the Boston Greyhound terminal, where he saw first-hand the rough life homeless people endure. He and his wife have three children and live in western Kentucky.
About Outskirts Press, Inc.
Outskirts Press, Inc. offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.
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