Comedy, Life & Other Human Emotions Explored in All Points North Published by Outskirts Press

In his latest collection of 13 short stories, author Shelby R. Lee presents an array of characters that touch the emotion, the spirit and the funny bone.

Denver, CO, March 06, 2013 --( Novelist Shelby R. Lee III skillfully casts a glaring light on the complexity of the human experience in All Points North, the author’s latest collection of short stories published by Outskirts Press.

The colorful cast of All Points North is composed of individuals whose attitudes and actions ultimately reveal harsh and undeniable truths about human nature. Readers are provided a rare and unvarnished view into the psychological worlds usually disguised beneath a deceiving social veneer.

Sometimes comical and always compelling, Lee explores the psychological complexity of the human experience with unflinching honesty. Here, in 13 short stories that trace the roots of grief, anger, psychological torment and sorrow, Lee shines a much needed light on our seemingly unexplainable behavior and attitudes. “The Famous Duck Hunt,” explores a young man’s romantic fascination with the rustic life colliding with the dark reality and horror of an ordinary hunting outing. In “Boy Freud,” a longtime patient uncovers the unorthodox—and illegal—treatments of his psychologist. In “Under Veiled Thought,” a “chemical hypnotic interview” succeeds only in making life worse for an obsessive-compulsive patient who can’t stop taking showers. “Typical American Attitudes” examines the reality of dysfunctional family dynamics that are only revealed when the doors are shut.

And that’s just for starters. A wide-ranging and ambitious collection, All Points North is a remarkable first work as intricate and touching as its subject matter. Lee lends his narrative with his signature stream-of-consciousness style and no small measure of Southern charm.

All Points North is available on-line in paperback through Amazon and Barnes and Noble and at for a maximum trade discount in quantities of ten or more.

ISBN: 978-1-4327-5569-0
Format: 5.5 x 8.5
paperback Retail: $15.95
Genre: Fiction/fantasy/short stories

About the Author: Shelby R. Lee III is a Southerner, steeped in the South, who considers himself a “survivor in the key of life.” He has become a writer in the last few years and enjoys sailing, golden retrievers, piano music and a bit of composition. For more information or to contact the author, visit

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