Reading at Jefferson Market Library, 425 Avenue of the Americas (near West 10th Street), on Sunday, October 8, 2-4 p.m. I will read excerpts from my novels and New York stories, sign books, and take questions. Books will be available for purchase. I'll be glad to see a friendly face or two.
Dark Knowledge: Release date January 5, 2018, but copies now available from the author. Adult and young adult. A fast-moving historical novel about New York City and the slave trade, with the sights and sounds and smells of the waterfront. More excerpts to come.
The back cover summary:
|The Cavendish banana, the only kind we get.|
|Seal of the CIA.|
|Carlos Castillo Armas Color, president of Guatemala, and a friend of United Fruit and |
the CIA. Assassinated in 1957, he was celebrated as a martyr by the Guatemalan right.
|A banana plantation in Guatemala. On the tree, bananas grow |
pointing up. The blue bags keep off bugs.
|Four kinds of bananas. From left to right: plantain, red |
banana, apple banana, Cavendish.
|Before containers: New York longshoremen taking bananas from a |
conveyor belt to freight cars that will carry them to points west, 1937.
|I'm not the only one who likes them.|
If you love the city (or hate it), this may be the book for you. An award winner, it sold well at BookCon 2017.
For readers who like historical fiction and a fast-moving story.
What was the gay scene like in nineteenth-century New York? Gay romance, if you like, but no porn (I don't do porn). Women have read it and reviewed it. (The cover illustration doesn't hurt.)
For Goodreads reviews, go here. Likewise available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.