Artema Press Releases Author Gary Beck’s Novel Acts of Defiance

A fiction novel that explores the different approaches two boys have to combating prejudice and injustice and the enduring bonds of their friendship.

Louisville, KY, September 22, 2013 --( Author Gary Beck is proud to announce the recent release of his novel Acts of Defiance. Acts of Defiance is a fiction novel that explores the lifelong friendship and adventures of two boys. The compelling book trailer for Acts of Defiance was revealed today on DGT Book Promotion news. In addition, Gary Beck shared an insightful interview this week on the Reading and Writing Addiction blog about himself and the release of Acts of Defiance. Gary’s interview can be read at and the official Acts of Defiance trailer can be viewed on YouTube.

About The Book:
Acts of Defiance explores the lifelong friendship of two boys. When Randy's father takes a poor city boy, Steve, for the summer, the boys become fast friends destined for great adventures. From persuading a Marine Corps recruiter to enlist them at the age of fourteen to surviving a wild storm under sail, the boys move on to college with a commitment to change the world. For Steve, this means playing by the rules and working within the system. For Randy, this means studying Chinese to read the worlds of Chairman Mao and joining a group committed to overthrowing the international yoke of capitalism in underprivileged countries, preferably by violence. As men, Steve and Randy’s choices lead in opposite directions, but when Randy becomes a wanted criminal, Steve is there to help him. As much as Acts of Defiance is about different approaches to combating prejudice and injustice, it is, at its heart, a story of the enduring bonds of friendship.

Publisher Statement:
Artema Press is both proud and privileged to represent this author, who is well known for his preceding novels, beautifully polished prose, masterful storytelling, and an exquisite sense of timing. Interested reviewers are welcome to request advance review copies (in any eBook format) and should contact Artema Press directly at artemaepress at gmail dot com.

Praise for Acts of Defiance: Acts of Defiance is “a beautiful and moving story”—Whortleberry Press

About The Author:
Gary Beck describes Acts of Defiance as “an intensive ride through different worlds of poverty, wealth, politics and adventure.” The author has spent most of his adult life as a theater director. He has published several novels and poetry collections: Remembrance, The Conquest of Somalia, The Dance of Hate, Material Questions, Dispossessed, Mutilated Girls, Days of Destruction, Expectations, Dawn in Cities, Extreme Change , Assault on Nature™ which will be published by Winter Goose Publishing and Acts of Defiance published by Artema Press. Beck’s original plays and translations of Moliere, Aristophanes and Sophocles have been produced Off Broadway and have toured many colleges and outdoor performance venues.

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