Tuesday, May 15, 2012

From Perry Brass: King of Angels, Up and Running

King of Angels is up and running—

            God, is it running! Getting people to know about a book in the brave new Online world is difficult—I'm dancing fast as I can, and still can’t seem to get my rumba right. A new page is up for King of Angels on my website, it’s up on Amazon, with the new, just constructed Kindle edition, it’s getting some wonderful responses and reviews, and I’ll be doing an interview about it on Thursday, June 21 at 9 PM, EST, on Nate Klarfeld’s BlogTalk Radio show Stonewall Live in Books. Nate who lives in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, loves books and I’m looking forward to talking with him about King of Angels. He’s also Jewish from Kansas, so he’s a hybrid like I am (a Southern Jew), and has told me how much he can relate to King of Angels.
“Oy—so much of this book rang true for me . . . I have always wanted to write about it but Perry Brass has beaten me to it and has done so in eloquent and beautiful prose . . . I laughed and I cried but most of all I thought and I remembered how it was growing up in one of the most turbulent periods of American history when communities tried to come together.” Amos Lassen Reviews (March 26, 2012)
Here’s a link to Nate’s show.
And also a link to the Amazon page.
And to the TLA Video Page.
            King of Angels is a coming-of-age story set in Savannah, Georgia in 1963, the year of John Kennedy’s assassination. It's about 12-year-old Benjamin Rothberg, his intense, caring Jewish father, his wise and wonderful WASP-beauty mother, and of course his younger sister Liz. It’s about Benjy being sent to Holy Nativity Military School, a Catholic school run by strict monks where he loses his heart and finds his real soul. It's about courage under fire in a difficult time. I hope you’ll explore it and tell me your feelings about  it.

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