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JoeWrote a Book!
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Hey readers! I’m happy to let you know that my first book has just hit the (digital) shelves.
I spent countless hours writing, editing, rewriting, and re-rewriting to publish, so it’s a strong understatement to say I’m very excited about it.
If you’ve read any of my articles you know I’m no fan of American media’s selective telling of events and history. No such event shapes the American psyche more than World War II. With this book, I wanted to explore the themes of race, nationality, empire, and exploitation in the classic WWII setting to offer a more accurate story of the war, while of course providing an enjoyable experience to you, the reader.
I hope to one day support myself through writing, with both these non-fiction articles and fiction novels. Below is a short synopsis of Imperial Sundown. If it sounds intriguing, I’d sure appreciate your support. You can order Imperial Sundown for your Kindle or e-Reader by clicking here.
Imperial Sundown is a historical fiction novel set in the closing days of WWII. African-American Marine Willy Harmon is pulled from kitchen duty and thrown into the invasion of a remote Pacific atoll. When the attack fails, Harmon’s squad narrowly escapes execution. Hiding in the treacherous jungle, they cross paths with unlikely survivors of the Japanese occupation. But as their bellies rumble and night rolls in, tensions of race and nation flare, forcing Harmon to unite the group despite comrades’ prejudices and his growing self-doubt.
Stalking the group is their would-be executioner, Sergeant Nakamura. Disillusioned with the warlords’ guise of “honor,” Nakamura sees carrying out Harmon’s sentence as a last victory before his once-mighty Empire is crushed. But while the Americans underestimate him as a fanatic, Nakamura respects his enemy, enabling him to exploit the group’s divisions and weaken their resolve.
As Nakamura closes in with his razor-sharp katana and blood-thirsty war hounds, Harmon fights to keep his team alive and unified until rescue can arrive. That is, if it’s even coming…
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