Excelsior Publishing to Release Leonard Seet’s Novel "Magnolias in Paradise"

Excelsior Publishing will be releasing Leonard Seet’s latest novel "Magnolias in Paradise" in Oct. 2016.

New York, NY, September 19, 2016 --(PR.com)-- Excelsior Publishing will be releasing Leonard Seet’s latest novel "Magnolias in Paradise" in October 2016. Along with the release, there will be a giveaway of his previous novel Meditation on Space-time at Goodreads.

"Magnolias in Paradise" (290 pp., tpb, $19.95), which writer David Lentz compared to William Faulkner’s "As I Lay Dying," is a crime novel and the first in a potential series. As in Larry Brown’s "Father and Son," good confronts evil in a southern town. And as in Joe R. Lansdale’s "Cold in July," an ordinary man gets sucked into a conspiracy, with psychopaths terrorizing a small town and FBI agents going after a corrupt sheriff. In the end, the man must take the law into his hands. But in this case, ending in tragedy. Here, he combined Will Christopher Baer’s surreal settings and mentally unstable villains, with Brian Evenson’s literary minimalism and heroes cursing their knowledge.

According to David Lentz, author of Bloomsday: the Bostoniad, “Leonard Seet brings his intelligence and wit and gifts as a writer to a broader audience in Magnolias in Paradise in a gritty, realistic novel. He uses a narrative style which brings you the perspective of the players in this grim game of hide-and-seek reminiscent of the narrative technique of 'As I Lay Dying' and Charming Billy… Mainstream audiences will appreciate the intelligence of the narrative of this book in this genre, which is so often short-changed by lesser lights just out to make a buck. Seet has reinvented himself as a writer in his evolution from his deeply rich, engaging and inspirational books about spirituality to the rough ride on the mean streets of Magnolias in Paradise. If you are into this genre, then you’ll definitely be engaged by this novel.”

According to Louis Lamoureux, author of Recalled to Duty, “There are flashes of brilliance… from honest Elmore Leonard-like dialogues to complex situations…”

Leonard Seet is the author of the novel Meditation On Space-Time and the non-fiction The Spiritual Life. His articles and short fiction have appeared in the Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, Banana Writers and Pilcrow & Dagger. He learned the art of writing from Brando Skyhorse and Tim Johnston through George Washington University's Jennie McKean Moore Fiction Workshop, which is by application.

Magnolias in Paradise is available in most brick-and-mortar and online bookstores.

Magnolias in Paradise by Leonard Seet. Tpb edition. 6 x 9, 290 pages. ISBN 978-0-967-49374-9. $19.95. E-book edition. ISBN 978-0-967-49373-2. $6.99. Publication Date: October 2016

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