Ever Wonder What It’s Like to be Immortal?

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New Hamel Integrity Publishing release follows Adam, a 60,000-year-old man

"I don’t know how old I am. My earliest memory is something along the lines of 'fire good, ice bad' so I think I predate written history, but I don’t know by how much. I like to brag that I’ve been there 'from the beginning' and while this may very well be true, I generally just say it to pick up girls. But it has been a very long time, and considering I’m not invincible or super-strong, that’s nothing short of miraculous."

Meet Adam, a 60,000-year-old man who never gets sick, never looks older than 32, and adapts to look like whatever culture he’s living among at the time. Well, until the people living nearby realize that he’s not getting older. Then he moves before they decide to grab the torches and pitchforks.

Adam’s dealt with fairies, demons, vampires, and all sorts of fantastic creatures through his long, long life. But now, at the dawn of the 21st Century, Adam faces some new problems: his secret is out, a demon is chasing him, and he’s run out of places to hide. The single worst problem facing the immortal Adam though? He’s had entirely too much to drink.

Gene Doucette’s debut novel Immortal, from Hamel Integrity Publishing, is the first-person confessional of a man who doesn’t get old and doesn’t get sick. Adam is not magic—there is no magic in this world—and he is not invincible. He’s nearly died a few dozen times, and is convinced that he could kill himself if he really wanted. Adam was suicidal for two whole centuries back in the Dark Ages in fact -- when being suicidal was all the rage. The immortal Adam is nothing if not trendy.

Follow Adam through the trials and tribulations of this hysterically funny mash-up of science fiction, contemporary fantasy, historical novel, and thriller. But make sure you don’t take everything Adam says at face value. He’s a storyteller that one.

About the Author

Gene Doucette is a novelist, a screenwriter, a playwright, a humorist, an essayist, and a few other things. He is, in other words, a writer, and thank goodness for that because the other options were alcoholic (still possible) and axe murderer (less likely). Immortal is his first novel, but he’s also published Beating Up Daddy: A Year in the Life of an Amateur Father, a collection of humor columns; The OTHER Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook: A Parody, and Vacations and Other Errors in Judgment, a second collection of humor columns available as a Kindle e-book.

Gene won the Scriptwriting Network’s Hollywood Outreach Program for his feature-length spec script, Charlatan, and several of his stage plays have been produced -- most notably “Deus Ex Quanta,” which incorporates quantum and chaos theory into a homicide investigation, as well as “Artifact,” a discussion of faith with a dual backdrop of alien abduction and plague-era France, and “In The Valley of the Shadow,” a one-act about conspiracy theory and paranoia.

Immortal by Gene Doucette

Hamel Integrity Publishing

Publication Date: October 1, 2010

Trade Paperback; $14.95; 329 pages; 978-0984568512

Gene Doucette can be contacted for interview requests via his blog at http://genedoucette.me, or via email at genedoucette(at)me(dot)com.

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