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Unsolicited Press Announces the Upcoming Release of “Dictionaries Out of Order” by David Michael Slater

Unsolicited Press is a small press.“Dictionaries Out of Order” by David Michael Slater is a short story collection in which its characters intersect within the walls of Powell's Books.

Portland, OR, April 01, 2020 --( Unsolicited Press announced immediate availability of “Dictionaries Out of Order” by David Michael Slater. “Dictionaries Out of Order” defies simple description. Its stories, which intersect at Portland’s “City of Books,” range from the silly to the sublime, veering expertly from philosophy to farce. At its heart, the book is a love letter to the awesome and mysterious power of words. As comical as it is profound, this unique and unforgettable collection confirms that David Michael Slater is one of the most versatile authors writing today.

“Through each of the vastly different characters and scenarios he creates, Slater explores and plays with questions about the role of words and language in our reality. By turns the stories are funny, painful, surrealistic, always creative and a pleasure to read. For those familiar with his popular young adult adventure stories (Sacred Books series), “Dictionaries Out of Order” brings Slater's excellent writing, fascination with language, and talent for creating a good story to an adult audience,” said Allison Ofanansky.

“David Michael Slater's 'Dictionaries Out of Order' is a trip. It is a mystery. It is a tour. It is a flight around the world from Powell's Books to Mikhail Bulkagov's backyard bathroom at midnight; from John Wesley's Georgia to Three Rivers Stadium--with stops in Warsaw and the Vatican--and with visits by Comenius and by the author himself-- that writer of picture books and historical psychological reflections, Mr. David Michael Slater.A cult aspires to ban the use of written language as sacrilege,” said Tim Brown.

David Michael Slater is the author of 20+ books for children, teens, and adults, several of which have received notice in the NYT, PW, the NYJB, and others. Slater’s on-going seven-part teen series, Forbidden Books, is being developed for film by Producer Kevin Bannerman (Lion King/Curious George/Ice Age). I have a six-part early chapter book series launched, and my first book of nonfiction, We're Doing It Wrong: 25 Ideas in Education That Just Don't Work -- And How to Fix Them, is out now to fabulous reviews.

“Dictionaries Out of Order” by David Michael Slater is an ebook (ISBN:9780463350294;ASIN: B08517ZBML) and available to readers through all major ebook retailers (Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Apple Books, Smashwords). Libraries can purchase copies through Ingram, Baker & Taylor, and Overdrive. If 1,000 copies are sold, a print edition (978-1-950730-97-1) will be made available in the fall of 2020 through Ingram.

Founded in 2012, Unsolicited Press was founded in 2012 and is based in Portland, OR. The press strives to produce exceptional works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from award-winning authors.
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