Thursday, December 15, 2011

Iambik releases two new literary fiction books

Iambik Audiobooks just added two new releases to their literary fiction collection.  Sleight by Kirsten Kaschock is narrated by Adam Verner and tells of two sisters who spend their youth honing their bodies for sleight, a fictional art form comprised of dance, architecture, acrobatics, and spoken word.  From Library Journal: “Kaschock’s work stands out for the originality of its concepts, narrative structure, and, particularly, language, as the author redefines words in relation to her art and boldly breaks from traditional grammatical constructions. Kaschock’s intimate knowledge of dance is an asset, helping her bring the sleight performers vividly to life. . . . Sleight is to the traditional fiction narrative what alternative music is to mainstream pop. Readers who enjoy the challenge of an innovative, unconventional style will take pleasure in this selection.”

The second book is The Deserter written and read by Paul Almond. The story is set in the 1800's and chronicles two hundred years of Canadian history, as seen through the eyes of a settler’s family.  This is the first book in the Alford saga.

Imagine you’re in a swaying hammock on a British man-o’war around 1800, riding out a harsh spring storm in a deserted estuary. Behind those high red cliffs lie a hundred miles of uncharted wilderness, populated only by ferocious indigenous peoples. If you jump ship and are caught, you will be branded a deserter - subject to death by one thousand lashes. What can you bring to help you survive? Within minutes, the ice-strewn waters will freeze your body and claim your soul. Even if this were your one chance for a life in the New World, would you jump?

Both of these books can be purchased now from Iambik for $6.99 each.

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