What's new at MCP this week? Here are two books making their grand entrance into the world today.
First up is...
Richard Pours, Philadelphia resident and new college grad, is excited to find his first job. But despite his 4.0 GPA, master’s degree, and secret photographic memory, no one will hire him—until a mysterious letter arrives offering him $300,000 to be the recorder on an expedition. Stranger yet, when he arrives for his interview, he doesn’t have to convince anyone that he is right for the job.
After his unusual interview, Richard is whisked away to meet his travel companions. An impressive mix of doctors specializing in a variety of sciences—and a musician—will accompany Richard on his expedition, which will take them to lands unseen since the dawn of time. The voyage has barely begun when Richard discovers that he’s not the only one aboard who has unique abilities—and the uncanny similarities between him and his colleagues don’t end there.
Tom Ford, born in 1949 in Chicago, currently lives in a suburb of Chicago with his wife, Janice. The proud father of three and grandfather of five enjoys telling stories and recounting his vivid dreams—including the one that became this book. He is a recipient of a Bronze Star, from his tour in Vietnam. A percentage of any profits from his books will be donated to The Wounded Warrior Project.
Purchase your copy of The Verne Legacy from Tom or grab a copy on Amazon.
Depraved and insane. Destitute and frantic. Unwholesome and shattered. Characteristics not for the faint of heart, but integral to the vivid portrayals of the marginalized populations living on the fringe of society.
Harbors of the Moon's stories are unconcerned with political correctness, beginning with an look at the comings and goings of a seedy motel and culminating with a minimum-wage laborer's stark observations of his repellent bosses. In between, you'll find tales of the oddballs living in American subculture: a Sicilian father ruminating on his Sugar Daughter's failed engagement, while a tacky nightclub regular settles down with a suspiciously effeminate momma's boy, to name a few. Connecting them all is a desperate need for something--human connection, however unsavory, or even a sense of meaning in a seemingly absurd world.
Harbors of the Moon offers a stunning examination of the authentic human experience, in a style reminiscent of literary great Charles Bukowski.
Grab your copy of Harbors of the Moon on Amazon.
Happy book birthdays, authors!
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