Georgetown, Guyana, March 27, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Although the feeling of loneliness is an inseparable part of our lives many have never taken the time to explore the irony in the way in which it connects all humanity. In his captivating and suspenseful novella, Alone (Astemari Publisher, 2008) Austrian-Australian Journalist, William Pitt has undertaken this unusual task.
The novella deals with the existential aloneness which we all face, a fact that is accentuated by the poor communication skills of many people. To portray this dilemma, a series of characters, their actions and thoughts are shown. The story continues from one persona to the next, linked together by some details, even accidental ones.
It starts with the description of a park and a bench in it and the variety of life to be found there. Then it focuses on Angela. She wants to get divorced because her husband is having an affair. She sits down on the park bench and ponders her options. A man takes the place next to her. He asks her: “Haven’t I seen you somewhere before?” Angela cuts off any further communication.
Next we follow the man. The man was a Mister Average who lives by himself and looks forward to a class reunion, mainly to see his “princess” from his school years again. He does but she is in a wheelchair.
She is now in discussions with the man who was her hero in her school years. He was sophisticated and intelligent, but not game enough to declare his real feelings. She is sorry because she is stuck with a husband who is partly to blame for her predicament.
The story goes on from character to character until it ended up back to Angela on the park bench connected by her loneliness to the complete stranger that came and sat next to her yet she cuts off any communication with him.
The novella is available for sale exclusively at http://bookstore.astemari.com, but will be available at online and brick and mortar bookstores worldwide.