Savant Books Announces the Release of Daniel Scott's Newest Dramatic Novel, "Valedictory"

Savant Books and Publications LLC, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, announces the release of Daniel Scott's dramatic novel of student unrest in New York in the 1980s, "Valedictory."
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Daniel Scott's "Valedictory"
Daniel Scott's "Valedictory"
HONOLULU - Dec. 7, 2015 - PRLog -- Valedictory is set at a university in New York in the 1980s during a student takeover that shuts down the campus for three weeks. Earl Castle is an ambitious senior trying to secure the prize of valedictorian. Brilliant and aloof, he cannot, however, stay completely above the turmoils roiling the university.

Due to his affection for Calvin Reynolds, one of the student activists, Earl becomes an unwitting participant in the takeover, risking everything he has striven to achieve, and forcing him to choose between the nobility of his feelings for Calvin and his desire for the award he so dearly covets.

Daniel Scott is the author of two books of fiction, "Some of Us Have to Get Up in the Morning" and "Pay This Amount." He is the recipient of various grants and fellowships from sources such as the Christopher Isherwood Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the MacDowell Colony. Born and raised on Boston's South Shore, he currently lives in New York City.

"Valedictory is partly based on my experiences as a student at the City College of New York in the 1980s and ‘90s," says Scott. "A lot happened during that time that greatly intrigued me as a writer.”

“The college was constantly being buffeted by one crisis or another. Professors made headlines with wildly controversial views on race. An oversold rap-star basketball game (organized in part by a then unknown promoter named Sean Combs) turned tragic when eight students died in a stampede. And the school was actually taken over at one point by student activists over a tuition hike and other issues. For three weeks no one could get in or out of the campus buildings. The university, the police, and the city were at a loss. A media frenzy kicked in. The cancellation of the semester - and the graduations of many - were threatened. Counter-protests ensued. I was not involved in the protests (though I did sympathize), but I kept imagining what it was like inside those buildings - what human dramas were playing out against the backdrop of the takeover. The idea gestated for a long while before I began to write about it. Valedictory is the result.”

Valedictory by Daniel Scott - 274 pages - 5.25" x 8" Pocket Book - Color Softcover. ISBN 978-0-9915622-9-9. Suggested retail price $16.95. Released in November 2015 by Savant Books and Publications, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

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