(EMAILWIRE.COM, October 31, 2018 ) Outskirts Pressthe fastest-growing, full-service self-publishing and book marketing companyis pleased to announce the release of Portrait in Broken Glass, by Richard Siciliano. The book is unique in that the narrative plays intentionally with time and memory, and the story is told from the point of view of a flawed narrator.
My name is Joseph Curcio. At one time I was a high school teacher, and then I was an elementary school principal. A few people
In the late 1930s in a Southern port city, Joseph Curcio meets his former student Amanda,who is now a street artist selling mosaics made of broken glass and who offers Joseph a place to stay at the abandoned fishermans cabin where she lives.
Joseph is an indifferent, homeless ex-alcoholic who once considered himself a progressive intellectual and the future mayor of his city. Now he begins to find strength in his platonic friendship with Amanda and resolves to resurrect his career by writing an autobiographical journala diary in which he hopes to confront and understand his failures, his lost idealism, and his past relationships with his immigrant father and the woman he once loved. What he cannot see, however, are the character flaws that were his undoing and which will take him once again from the brink of success to tragedy, violenceand possibly even death.
This is Joseph Curcios mosaic journal, composed of fragments of memory, bits of accomplishment, holes of loss, and shards of guilt and regret too sharp to touch.
For more information, visit the authors website at outskirtspress.com/portraitinbrokenglass.
At 412 pages, Portrait in Broken Glass is available online through Outskirts Press. It is also sold through Amazon and Barnes and Noble for a maximum trade discount in quantities of 10 or more and is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the fiction category.
ISBN: 978-1-9772-0278-9 Format: 6 x 9 paperback Retail: $19.95 eBook: $5.00
Genre: FICTION / Biographical
About the Author: Richard Siciliano attended Washington and Lee University and worked with community action and social service agencies for many years. He writes about the ethos of his generation and lives in a small town in Northern California.
About Outskirts Press, Inc.: Outskirts Press offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at http://www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press, Inc. represents the future of book publishing, today.
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