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Offline Archaic Torso of Apollo

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Archaic Torso, Novelist
« on: September 26, 2021, 05:56:40 AM »
My novel Abandon All Hope - part workplace satire, part novel of ideas, part Chicago urban/suburban novel – has just been published by Auctus Publishers, a Philadelphia-based small press.

Why post about it here? Because the story contains a lot of musical references, both classical and non-classical. (Hey, there probably aren’t a lot of novels which use the word Klangfarbenmelodie.)

Here’s a blogpost I wrote to introduce the book:

https://swspires.weebly.com/blog/behind-abandon-all-hope

Here are the Amazon and B&N links:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1736827820?pf_rd_r=8H2YKEQ84E7J8E476KVG&pf_rd_p=8fe9b1d0-f378-4356-8bb8-cada7525eadd&pd_rd_r=649210be-580e-4718-865f-0f6781060276&pd_rd_w=Q8qJS&pd_rd_wg=ntBGT&ref_=pd_gw_unk

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/abandon-all-hope-scott-spires/1140194144?ean=9781736827826

(I’ve been informed that the Kindle and Nook versions will be up in early October, so those links are not yet complete. Ah, the joys of product roll-out!)
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Re: Archaic Torso, Novelist
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2021, 07:39:25 AM »
Congrats on your new "baby"!

And may the sales go through the roof!

PD

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Re: Archaic Torso, Novelist
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2021, 09:49:23 AM »
Congrats on your new "baby"!

And may the sales go through the roof!

PD

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I'm in for the Kindle edition!
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
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His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

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Re: Archaic Torso, Novelist
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2021, 12:43:38 PM »
I will have to buy and read!
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Re: Archaic Torso, Novelist
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2021, 10:15:07 PM »
My novel Abandon All Hope - part workplace satire, part novel of ideas, part Chicago urban/suburban novel – has just been published by Auctus Publishers, a Philadelphia-based small press.

Why post about it here? Because the story contains a lot of musical references, both classical and non-classical. (Hey, there probably aren’t a lot of novels which use the word Klangfarbenmelodie.)
Congratulations! But I hope you have embedded this ironically not to you appear utterly pretentious with such words.
Struck by the sounds before the sun,
I knew the night had gone.
The morning breeze like a bugle blew
Against the drums of dawn.
(Bob Dylan)

Offline Archaic Torso of Apollo

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Re: Archaic Torso, Novelist
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2021, 05:48:31 AM »
I hope you have embedded this ironically not to you appear utterly pretentious with such words.

You'll have to read it to find out!
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Re: Archaic Torso, Novelist
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2021, 06:38:40 AM »
You'll have to read it to find out!

Well played, sieur!
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Re: Archaic Torso, Novelist
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2021, 06:11:49 AM »
My novel Abandon All Hope - part workplace satire, part novel of ideas, part Chicago urban/suburban novel – has just been published by Auctus Publishers, a Philadelphia-based small press.

Congratulations!

Why post about it here? Because the story contains a lot of musical references, both classical and non-classical. (Hey, there probably aren’t a lot of novels which use the word Klangfarbenmelodie.)

Can't swear to it, but the excellent Orfeo by Richard Powers is in with a strong chance. I've never read a novel with anything like the amount of knowledgeable musical analysis he weaves into the story.


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Re: Archaic Torso, Novelist
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2021, 09:42:58 AM »
+ 1
I'm in for the Kindle edition!

The Kindle edition is now up, at the above Amazon link (with the usual "Look Inside" function, so you can decide if you want to continue).
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Offline k a rl h e nn i ng

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Re: Archaic Torso, Novelist
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2021, 02:40:21 PM »
The Kindle edition is now up, at the above Amazon link (with the usual "Look Inside" function, so you can decide if you want to continue).

Much enjoyed the first chapter. Will certainly continue!
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot