The 100-Pound Gangster

The 100-Pound Gangster

Synopsis: Henry Lin spent most of his precocious youth involved with the international criminal underworld. By the age of fourteen, he was involved with a notorious San Francisco triad with links to Hong Kong and mainland China, and by the age of eighteen, he had seen, and done, more than most will in a lifetime. Unsure of himself and his place in the world, he fought to survive and earn respect from his peers. But when he learned that his grandfather was a high-ranking member of the Chinese Secret Service, and was one of the most powerful and well-connected men in China until his death a few years before, Henry discovered that he was descended from a kind of underworld aristocracy. After being sent to a series of reform schools in an attempt to rehabilitate him, Henry was eventually incarcerated as a juvenile, and sentenced to eight years in one of the toughest prisons in the United States. It was there that he realized his internal compass had been pointing him in the wrong direction, and through a writing workshop called The Beat Within, he learned to channel his misplaced energies into writing, battling his demons as he set out on the road to redemption… But not before pulling off one last heist, an audacious, real-life Ocean’s Eleven with millions of dollars at stake and the price of failure a long jail term… or a bullet in the head. Metadata: Publication date: September 20, 2016 Print edition: 5″ x 8″ perfect bound trade paperback Page count: 226 ISBN: 978-988-12198-6-2 Price (paper): US$18.95 E-book formats: ePub, Kindle, PDF Word count: 46,000 eISBN: 978-988-12198-0-0 Price (e-book): US$8.99 Buy E-book: Amazon Smashwords Paperback: Amazon Book Depository   Blurbage:   Author Bio: Henry Lin is a pen name. The author lives in Northern California.  ...

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The Last Gods of Indochine

The Last Gods of Indochine

Synopsis: Jacquie Mouhot and Paaku the Lotus-Born are divided by six centuries but linked by a common curse. In medieval Cambodia, Paaku is an orphan whose community believes he may be a reluctant incarnation of a god, causing sectarian turmoil for the kingdom’s leaders. Meanwhile, in 1921, Jacquie follows the footsteps of her grandfather, a famous explorer, to Indochina, where she becomes immersed in the tragedy of Paaku’s history: a story simultaneously unfolding in the intertwined present and past, a story in which she still has a vital role to play. Metadata: Publication date: Sept. 20, 2016 Print edition: 5″ x 8″ perfect bound trade paperback Page count: 422 ISBN: 978-988-12198-8-6 Price (paper): US$18.95 E-book formats: ePub, Kindle, PDF Word count: 91,000 eISBN: 978-988-12198-4-8 Price (e-book): US$8.99 Buy E-book: Amazon Smashwords Paperback:  Amazon Book Depository Blurbage: “Ferrer’s debut masterpiece evokes the magic and mystery of a long gone civilisation. This is beautiful fiction that leaves the scent of incense and sandalwood long after you have finished reading it.” — Dania Shawwa, Editor-in-Chief, Haven Books “… rationality and superstition get locked into the kind of epic conflict that is the stuff of all great narratives … an elaborate and self-assured interweaving of historical fact and keenly imagined fiction.” —  Time Out Hong Kong “A sublime tale told by a master storyteller, steeped in the lore of old. Ferrer’s conjuring of romantic Indochine is a journey that lures, stirring up ghosts in a wild phantasmagoria, reckoning with forces both entwined and eternal.” — Angela Kan, Travel Host & Writer, Discovery Channel “Rich in style, exotic in setting and fresh in plot, The Last Gods is a beautifully told return to the colonial novel.” — Lijia Zhang, author of Socialism is Great! Author Bio: Samuel Ferrer is a double bassist and member of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as the songwriter and bassist for the acid jazz group Shaolin Fez. He holds degrees from Yale and the University of Southern California, and as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, spent a year in between degrees studying in Paris. He is the only non-Asian to be nominated for Asia’s most prestigious literary award, The Man Asian Literary Prize (“The Booker of Asia”). This is his first novel....

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