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UT Students Heroes of New Wave Novel

eBook publishing platforms enable innovation among a new wave of fiction writers who don't follow the conventional rules.

Toledo, OH, January 12, 2011 --( In his recently released New Wave novel ZombieStop Parade, author Richard Buzzell presents a story that has nothing to do with zombies, but plenty to say about contemporary life for millions of people in this country who are at odds with mainstream culture.

Buzzell explains the concept of New Wave Fiction as a throwback to the innovative styles and socially relevant content of the last great flowering of American literature during the Sixties. His book employs a style he describes as “fast-fiction” which is intended to appeal to Twitterized readers eager to get to the point. His content is as unconventional as his style dealing with the interplay between corporatist culture and the media through which it’s communicated.

The story addresses the millennial generation alienation that’s developing among those who grew up dreaming of stock options and now face a future of diminished employment prospects. The author rejects the temptation to populate the story with jaded cynical characters wallowing in their own narcissistic sense of irony. Instead the characters are portrayed as new media heroes using their online platforms to advocate for greater economic and environmental sustainability.

Being at odds with the prevailing fashion in literature would’ve been the kiss of death for an author prior to the advent of e-publishing. Through the use of electronic platforms such as Amazon, independent authors are able to interface directly with the reading public without the need to go through a publishing company. Buzzell expects this arrangement to produce an increasing number of authors who will exercise this new-found freedom in a multitude of creative ways.

If Zombiestop Parade’s fresh approach proves to be successful, readers will have a greater selection of books as writers scramble to join the New Wave fiction movement.

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