Coffeetown Announces the August Release of the Final Novel in Jack Remick’s California Quartet Series, set in the 1970s: Trio of Lost Souls
Seattle, WA.—On August 15, 2015, Coffeetown Press will release Trio of Lost Souls ($13.95, 242 pp, 6×9 Trade Paperback ISBN: 978-1-60381-188-0), by Jack Remick, a work of literary/noir fiction about a journalist turned outlaw who helps a Central Valley farmer stage a risky political campaign against a corrupt incumbent.
Trio of Lost Souls is Book Four of The California Quartet, a series of standalone novels about young men coming of age and bucking the establishment in California during the ’60s and ’70s. The other books in the series are The Deification, Valley Boy, and The Book of Changes.
Remick’s novel, Gabriela and the Widow, was a finalist for the Montaigne Medal and a finalist for ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year Award.
“Remick’s mastery of the narrative craft infuses a common story line—college kid faces challenges and grows up—with an intimate sense of character and setting …. The Book of Changes shines in the crowded genre of coming-of-age narratives.” —Melissa Wuske, ForeWord Magazine
Gabriela and The Widow: “Extremely captivating…. More than a simple story, this is a detailed examination of life.” —Rebecca Graf, A Book Lover’s Library
“A fascinating novel of a truly unusual character, Blood is a novel that will be hard to put down.” —Midwest Book Review
Bill Vincent is a killer, but in the name of justice. Not that the law would see it that way. With one murderous act of retribution for terrible violence inflicted on his wife, he leaves behind a respectable calling as a prize-winning investigative journalist and hits the road. On the run he ekes out a living in California’s Central Valley as a box-maker, a turkey debeaker, a truck driver’s assistant, and finally a field hand. In this last job he meets Jim Garret, a like-minded spirit whose thirst for justice equals his own. They join together to beat the corrupt bossmen at their own political game.
Says Remick: “Trio of Lost Souls is the most political of the California Quartet. Unlike the other books, which are coming of age stories, Trio of Lost Souls features grown men. Men who grew up poor but learned to love literature and champion those who didn’t escape poverty. They are not the same characters who people the other books although the Valley is home. They understand life. They know the rules. They become decision makers. They are capable. They are flawed. They have been hurt. Their dreams have cost them. They are on the verge of destruction, but they know they can still do more good than harm.”
Jack Remick is a poet, short story writer, and novelist. He has published six novels with Coffeetown Enterprises’ imprints Coffeetown Press and Camel Press and a poetry collection, Satori. You can find Jack online at www.jackremick.com.
Trio of Lost Souls can currently be pre-ordered on Amazon.com. After August 15th, it will be available in eBook and 6×9 trade paperback editions on BN.com, the European Amazons and Amazon Japan. Wholesale orders can be placed through firstname.lastname@example.org or Ingram. Libraries can also purchase books through Brodart Company. Other eBook formats will be available on Smashwords and Overdrive.
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