(PRWEB) October 15, 2004
New Memoir Offers Compassionate Look at Universal Themes of Love and Loss
ÂThe author's incisive, unstinting honesty shines through A Very Good Year.Â - ForeWordReviews
ÂA heartwarming and sometimes heartbreaking memoir. Once in a while a book comes along that shares the depth and love of family relationships in the wake of insurmountable odds. A Very Good Year is a must-read!Â-USA Book News
ÂSexy, funny, thought-provoking, at times devastating, and profoundly inspiring. A keenly felt reflection on adolescence, an unflinching portrait of love and grief, and a reading experience not to be missed.Â
-Terry McGarry, author of Illumination, The Binder's Road, and Triad
ÂCompelling and richly evocative.Â-Barbara Novack, award-winning poet & writer
ÂA book about the very core of life and death.Â - Derek Humphry, author of Final Exit, founder of The Hemlock Society
ÂAt seventeen the world was both incredible and incomprehensible, as I suspect it is for most seventeen-year-olds. My mom was dying, my sister wouldn't speak with me, my dad hated me, and every morning I'd wake up hoping that today was the day I would finally get laid and end my eternal purgatory as a virgin-Â from the opening paragraph of A Very Good Year.
Sometimes, something happens to you, and in a moment your life has changed forever, divided into before and after. Larry Cuocci's life changed on a summer's day in 1976 when his mother, who was in the final stages of malignant melanoma, asked him to end her life. A Very Good Year portrays one year in the life of a seventeen year-old boy; an angst-ridden, often comic journey through sex, drugs, love and death -- in short, a survivor's tale.
This book is a guiding light to adolescents who are searching to discover who they are and how they fit in. It offers reassurance to adults who are going through their own struggles. A Very Good Year is a must-read for anyone looking for hope. Because this is the first time the controversial Right-to-Die issue is told from an adolescent's perspective it should appeal to both young adults, college students, baby-boomers, and seniors as well.
A short version of A Very Good Year sold to NY Newsday, which published it as a personal experience piece. A dramatized version was performed as a staged reading at The Pittsburgh Playhouse.
Marketing/Publicity/Advertising Budget: $20,000
A Very Good Year can be ordered through our distributor, Baker & Taylor, or on the Internet http://www.averygoodyear.net, or by calling Palette Press at our Toll Free # (877) 787-7817
*Free Reviewer Copy available upon request* Reprint rights & Excerpts available. Author is available for interviews: email request to: Palettepress@aol.com or FAX (270) 897-2367
Pat Roehrich-VP Marketing & Sales-Palette Press
A Very Good Year by Larry Cuocci
$14.95 Original Trade Paperback, 206 pages
ISBN 1-932912-04-5 LCCN 2004105694
Contact:Pat Roehrich(877)787-7817FAX (270)897-2367
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