FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cast of Southern Fried Characters Animates Gar Fish & Long Gravy, Published by Outskirts Press
Outskirts Press announces the latest highly anticipated body, mind, spirit and new thought book from Chamblee, GA, author Alexander Devereux.
July 15, 2010. Denver, CO, and Chamblee, GA - Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Gar Fish & Long Gravy: Memoirs of Southern Sensibility by Alexander Devereux. The author's most recent book to date is a 6 x 9 paperback in the body, mind, spirit and new thought category and is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The webpage at www.outskirtspress.com/alexanderdevereux was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.
Growing up poor in the small town of Vicksburg, Miss., Alexander Devereaux didn’t have much materially, but there was no lack of remarkable personalities around him -- each of whom left an indelible imprint on his life.
Gar Fish & Long Gravy collects the stories, insight, tragedies, and uproarious wit of an unforgettable cast of characters. There’s Grandmama Lia’, whose hard-won wisdom on life, love -- and mistresses -- is dispensed in her kitchen to her beloved grandson, sometimes over Johnny Walker Black. There’s Ms. Peaches, who raises chickens in her ramshackle hut, yet might be one of the richest people in town. There’s Big Daddy, an imposing hulk, but his massive frame hides a vulnerable past and humiliating secret. And there’s Ms. Annie Laurie, a fabulously wealthy white woman who never had children of her own, but her love rains down on young Alexander.
And that’s just for starters.
Based on real-life experiences, Gar Fish & Long Gravy is about the mistakes we make, the loves we share, and the stories we tell each other that make us who we are. It is the touching story of a boy who ultimately breaks free of the poverty and abuse of his extended family, yet never forgets the important lessons he learned along the way.
As Grandmama said, “If sense were common, everybody would have it.”
94 pages in length, Gar Fish & Long Gravy: Memoirs of Southern Sensibility is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the body, mind, spirit and new thought category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Gar Fish & Long Gravy meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $12.95.
Additionally, Gar Fish & Long Gravy can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at www.outskirtspress.com/bookstore.
ISBN: 9781598006759 Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream SRP: $12.95
For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/alexanderdevereux.
About the author:
Alexander Devereux overcame epilepsy at birth, dyslexia, and poverty to graduate from college and become a highly successful professional. An ordained minister, he works in the administrative field of higher education. Devereux is at work on his second book, a follow-up to Gar Fish & Long Gravy. He lives in Atlanta. For bookings and speaking engagements you may contact him at email@example.com
About Outskirts Press, Inc.
Outskirts Press, Inc. 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 www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.
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