In this collection of fresh stories from a vibrant new voice, we plunge into a world inhabited by people of all ages seeking some sense of meaning in the maelstrom of their circumstances. With action condensed to no more than a few hours, sometimes only minutes, these stories and vignettes are intense, imaginative, sometimes outrageous, and always gripping.
Philip Jung presents these stories in an energetic style and sometimes daring syntax. His narrators at times have a wise-guy edge, a ghostly presence, or an amused tone. But they’re always sympathetic, even to the sickest and lowliest of characters who are trying, sometimes heroically and sometimes pathetically, to get along in a surreal world of pain and grief and sometimes horror.
Independent Publishers Book Award
The Independent Publishers Book Awards, established in 1997 as a national competition, has become international. The 2006 competition attracted entries in 60 categories from more than 15,000 publishers around the world, including all 50 U.S. states, 7 Canadian provinces, and 16 other countries.
The IPPY awards are given in recognition of those who exhibit the courage, innovation, and creativity to bring about change in the world of publishing, according to Jim Barnes, awards coordinator and Independent Publisher Online editor.
“From our viewpoint,” he adds, “independent publishing continues to mature, improve, and become a more vital part of the world of books and reading. I applaud the courage of authors and publishers who aren’t afraid to take chances and break new ground. This is where the innovation in the world of publishing comes from.”
For more information about IPPY awards and Book of the Year awards, visit www.independentpublisher.com