New Gripping Memoir Proves How the Innocent Triumphs in the End

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Edward S. Ormsby went through the darkest and bleakest of times and came out of it unfazed, unmoved, and only more enduring

In a person’s lifetime, there will be always a story worth telling. Edward S. Ormsby shares his tale that is as real as life itself in The Innocent, a gripping memoir of the “incident” that unexpectedly changed his life and the people he holds dear to his heart.

It was the first Monday of December 1996 and was just like any other days in the life of the author. A lady friend asked him if he could drive her to the Norman Manley International Airport. He willingly agreed, they had breakfast on the way there, and waited at the airport until her flight left. On his way back home, he had his brakes adjusted by a mechanic; he visited his sister and her family in Kintyre, and drove to HalfWay Tree to see a friend. He left his friend around half past eight in the evening and gave another hitchhiking friend a ride home. He went to bed thereafter and lived an unruffled life the following day. It was not until the next night that a policeman came knocking in his house and arrested him for rape and abduction.

The Innocent flawlessly follows in detail this events and what ensued thereafter—from the day the supposed crime was made to the time Ormsby was proven innocent. The author further wrote:

“Despite the fact that people did these things to me, I have moved on with my life. Life may have its ups and downs, but never in my wildest dreams would I think of a magnitude such as rape and abduction. That’s why I would like to share my story with readers all over the world.”

Like a suspenseful mystery novel, The Innocent is a moving story of a man who went through the darkest and bleakest of times and came out of it unfazed, unmoved and only more enduring.

The Innocent will be featured at the American Library Association Midwinter Book Exhibit in Dallas, Texas on January 20-24, 2012.

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About the Author
Edward S. Ormsby was born and raised in a small community in Jamaica named Spring Hill, Portland, with both his parents, and five brothers and two sisters. His parents were farmers, and so they did farming as their livelihood, grew all the crops they could and raised animals, chickens, pigs, goats and cows. Ormsby attended Birnamwood Elementary School, and after graduation, he assisted his parents with the farm. As he grew older, he left to live in Kingston, where he joined a security company and worked there for many years as a security officer. He started a family there and raised his boy. He decided to resign from his security job and went back to the country and started planting some Blue Mountain coffee. His farm took off like a miracle; he was making good money from coffee and other crops. He was able to buy a property and made a house, bought a car, and was very happy. Then, "the incident" occurred that changed his life. He migrated to Canada, got a job, went to college, and decided to tell his story in a book format; he anticipates that a movie will be made from it.

The Innocent* by Edward S. Ormsby
Publication Date: November 14, 2011
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 50 pages; 978-1-4653-9704-1
Trade Hardback; $24.99; 50 pages; 978-1-4653-9705-8
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4653-9706-5

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