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City Lights bookstore, S.F. has advance copies of Alphar Publishing's new novels.
Meet the author and publisher, 4pm, January 4, Vesuvios cafe and bar @ City Light's bookstore, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, City Lights bookstore is stocking advance copies of Alphar Publishing's new releases.
"GODLESS" is by DREW STEPEK, who says "Godless is free of the burdens of myth. and is about the death of God in our society and how it leads an individual down a path of self-destruction."
"The power of an idea (or God) is revealed by its fruits ... Drew Stepek has strong opinions on everything from Bush to Bolemia and an entertaining presentation. His personality has recently captivated national television audiences," ... Publisher's review.
Ben Olson says "The book is a backlash to this dumb culture taken over by a crassness of people who are apathetic." "Ben is a prophet howling at the American landscape, in the same vein as Jack Kerouac and Hunter S. Thompson. Here is a straight shooting voice destined for an impact in American literary circles." ... Publishers review.
“THE PROGRESS OF MAN,” says author DR. THOMAS MOORE, 'is a camp romp within the Republican Party about conflict between Dubya and “We The People”, both struggling with internal crises. Dubya loves his wife Liberty Bell but a tragic dysfunction has sprung from Dubya’s relationship with his God, and his nemesis; “We The People”. There is a comedic vein: Dubya finally completes the resolution of his inner conflicts by appointing Muleskinner to run the country, with help from Hillary Clinton, and contracts Al Gore to wage war on the environment, while he takes Liberty on a second honeymoon to a fall-out shelter. Our self-destructive traits are probed within this portrait of Dubya."
CEMETERY by JILL PROVINCE, is the story of Mitchell Becker who cautiously steps back out into the world armed with only one year of sobriety. His mission: to ask for forgiveness and win back Jodi's heart. Both become impossible when Jodi Becker is murdered and he becomes the only suspect. Although his key witness can't help him in the conventional sense, she offers a solution no one ever thought possible. JILL PROVINCE is an addiction counselor who was born in New York and educated in Miami and the Georgia School of Psychology and creates an extraordinary world of human conflict around mental health treatment facilities and supernatural media.
“UPLAND ROAD” by THOMAS MOORE, is an inner journey about the redemption of a drunkard’s sensitive daughter, who is already haunted by grim sexual memories. She is determined to marry well. Lillian awakes from the drugs and just has to tell Dylan, her love, that she has aborted their child. Then, after years of torment, haunted by a child she has never met, the nightmares slowly give way to reality: What can she do? Natalie, the child of her nightmares already exists, too close to her, demanding attention now.
"WE ALL FALL DOWN" assumes that the Bible is true, that the prophets were right, and Armageddon is now: BRIAN CALDWELL explores the nature of hatred and forgiveness, divinity and damnation through the story of one person's confrontation with the end of the world, God, and, most harrowingly, himself. When you no longer need question the nature of the universe, does it follow you no longer need question the nature of your soul?
"We All Fall Down” is a harsh adult novel exploring Christianity, a subject that is rarely tackled in this way. Brian Caldwell says, "Now that my generation is in its 30’s and 40’s, we can just start to eyeball death down the road and we’re raising kids and we’re starting to feel the affects of being locked out of our own religion. I wanted to write a book that someone who read Fight Club wouldn’t be ashamed to pick up and read. Does anyone really think that if Jesus came back that he’d be hanging around with Bush and the gang demonizing the homosexuals and the illegal Mexicans? Calling Gas Chambers showers doesn’t change what they really are anymore than throwing the word compassionate in front of conservative makes that true.
There’s horrendous violence in We All Fall Down. But it’s not a Christian book. It’s a book about Christianity."
Project Director: Anthony Chaytor, 646-9123515. EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org www.alpharpublish.com