Free books–a chapter at a time is Moon Willow Press’s new tool that allows you to freely read our books online, right here, right now–one chapter each week. We’ll even send a free copy of the book to the first 50 people who take advantage of this tool and read this book AND like it AND write a well-written and positive review at either Amazon or at another popular book media outlet. We’re not kidding. Just contact the press for more information. Our first title is Infernal Drums (discover more about this title below). Check back January 20th for Chapter 2. Don’t worry: we’ll keep these chapters online for some time.
About the Book
Note that the flip-page feature is past, but the book available at Moon Willow Press and will bring back the beats to modern readers. Our first freebie is Infernal Drums, written by Anthony Wright, starting with the front matter and Chapter 1. This was our first print title when we began publishing in the spring of 2011 and our only title to date that is a trade paperback. Our goal is to continue to draw readers to this beautiful, magnificent book that was actually given a very nice blurb by renowned William Hjortsberg, author and screenwriter of Falling Angel (Angel Heart, starring Robert De Niro and Micky Rourke) and Legend (starring Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, and Tim Curry). Both Anthony and I have tried to get this book to Johnny Depp, because we think he’d fall in love with it. We’re not being vain. I just know a good writer when I see one, and Anthony is both wonderful and not known about enough. Yet. We’re trying to change that with the offering of his book free, a chapter a time. So please spread the word to all your friends.
Infernal Drums explores the spiritual awakening of protagonist Jonah Everman, who regards himself as a writer who drifts, but is really a drifter who writes. Journeying to Mexico, he runs afoul of the law and pays out big to avoid jail. He then heads to the capital where he finds a few kindred spirits, newspaper work, and trouble in spades. Forging an unholy alliance with occult forces, Jonah’s moral destruction seems assured. Or is it?
Anthony Wright, also author of the short story collection Smoke Ghosts & Other Outré Tales, presents powerful storytelling with a sense of compassion for people, the environment, and indigenous customs and beliefs. His perceptive description of native peoples, places, and beliefs mingles with modern-day explorers and flirts with magical realism. Wright has been compared to Burroughs, Bowles, Dostoyevsky, Kerouac, and even to some degree Joyce, as he searches out the sacred and profane of contemporary society.