Madison, New Jersey (PRWEB) October 10, 2011
"Well With My Soul," by Gregory G. Allen, is a compelling new novel centered on the turbulent lives of two brothers, one a liberal gay man in New York City, the other a southern conservative. To be released on October 11, 2011 the publication of "Well With My Soul" is set to coincide with National Coming Out Day, an internationally observed day of civil awareness to help promote a safe world for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals to live truthfully and openly.
"Well With My Soul" tells the story of Jacob and Noah Garrett, brothers who harbor a lifelong resentment toward each other while dealing with their own compulsive obsessions. Jacob forsakes his family in Tennessee and moves to New York City to make his mark on the world. Noah is left at home holding the proverbial family bag.
The story follows their loosely intertwined lives through the wild times of the late seventies and the restraint of the Reagan years in which one brother ends up becoming a minister and preaching his doctrine while the other believes there are some things people are born with and not meant to change.
"Well with My Soul" is told through the perspective of both brothers and shows how misguided choices can drastically affect those around you for years to come; and family may be all that one has when looking for peace to stifle the embers that smolder beneath the surface.
"Well With My Soul has everything we look for in a good book: lovable characters, passion, struggle, and redemption. Allen reminds us of the healing powers of love and provides a penetrating glimpse into America's recent history, particularly the rise of the AIDS crisis in New York City. An exciting, surprising, heartbreaking, and satisfying ride,” said Bill Bowers, author of It Goes Without Saying.
"Well With My Soul" is published by ASD Publishing. An original trade paperback for $13.99.
Gregory G. Allen has been in the entertainment industry for over twenty years as an actor, director, producer, songwriter, playwright, and author. He has used that past to create the varied characters in his debut novel. He lives in Northern New Jersey with his partner, Anthony. http://www.ggallen.net
Upcoming Book Store Events and Signings for Well With My Soul:
October 18: Well Read Books. 425 Lafayette Avenue, Hawthorne, NJ, 6:30pm http://www.thewellreadbookstore.com/
October 30: Music at the Mansion · Oakside Cultural Center, 240 Belleville Ave, Bloomfield, NJ, 3:00pm http://www.oakeside.org/
November 5: Giovanni's Room · 5 South 12th Street, Philadelphia PA 5:30-7:00 pm http://www.giovannisroom.com/
November 12: words! Bookstore, 612 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park NJ 4:00-6:00pm http://www.facebook.com/pages/words-Asbury-Park/169556654237
November 19: The Pride Center of New Jersey, 85 Raritan Avenue, Suite 100, Highland Park, NJ 08904 3:00-5:00 pm http://www.pridecenter.org/
December 22: Denison Public Library, 300 West Gandy Street, Denison, TX 75020