Lakewood: William Walsh's Beautiful, Humorous, and Nostalgic Debut

Young adult and mature readers alike will find wonder in this coming of age story based in 1973.
ATLANTA - April 4, 2022 - PRLog -- With seven books under his belt, William Walsh adds his first novel, Lakewood (TouchPoint Press, April 4, 2022). Walsh takes experiences growing up in Lakewood, New York to create a rich, lived-in world for our protagonist, Robert English, to navigate. After 11 years away from his hometown, Robert returns as a college student to face the death of his twin sister.

In playing with the journal format, Walsh creates a fiction narrative that feels grounded like a piece of nonfiction. His experience in poetry comes to life on this page, creating a coming-of-age story that is equal parts beautiful, humorous, and nostalgic.

About the Book
In 1973, in idyllic Lakewood, New York, Robert English returns to his hometown eleven years after the death of his twin sister. He accepts a summer job housesitting for his history professor. He attempts the impossible: to reconcile his past, find answers to his sister's death, have a summer of adventure and love, and overcome the guilt he suffers.

This young medical student loses the one woman he truly loves and finds himself alone again. Lust, lies, and seduction tempt him away from her and leave him damaged, almost beyond repair, but he must find a way back into her heart. This is the first book in a series of three.

Copies of Lakewood are available for pre-order at Lakewood will also be available April 4, 2022 from major book retailers in eBook ($4.99) and paperback ($16.99). Wholesale from Ingram and TouchPoint Press.

About William Walsh
William Walsh is the author of seven books, including the award-winning collection of poems, Fly Fishing in Times Square. He is widely published in some of the finest journals and is known for his literary interviews, which have included: Czeslaw Milosz, A.R. Ammons, Pat Conroy, James Dickey, and Mary Hood.

He graduated from Georgia State University and Vermont College, and resides in Atlanta with his family. He is the director of the undergraduate and graduate creative writing programs at Reinhardt University. He is the editor of the James Dickey Review. When not writing, he enjoys competitive tennis and golf, as well as playing chess internationally.

About the Publisher
TouchPoint Press is a traditional publisher of fiction and nonfiction. Our staff is comprised of professionals whose collective experience in publishing, editing, journalism, design, and marketing set the stage behind our growing list of published titles. We are proud to work with talented authors and strive to be as innovative and energetic as possible from acquisitions to promotion before and after publication.

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