New Book Features Stories of Searing Wit and a Flare for the Absurd

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R.T. Barnes’ Xlibris release gives readers a taste of humor and insanity

Xlibris, the self-publishing services provider, announced today the release of Suicide of the Month, a collection of short stories by author R.T. Barnes. This book features a miscellany of stories where readers can meet some of the strangest characters they’ll ever encounter.

In his titular piece, the author explores a dark aspect in man’s psyche: the desire to kill oneself. The voice in this story talks of suicide as if it were an ordinary daily occurrence. He shares, nonchalantly, the morbid details of how his co-workers brought death upon themselves. However, this person also has plans of his own. Will his death be the suicide of the month?

In the succeeding stories, readers will also meet different yet equally odd characters: the mother of a faded teen star who has impregnated herself with twin panda fetuses for publicity; a mysterious didgeridoo virtuoso that they can't seem to ever get away from; and a corpulent mother-in-law with an urgent need for human organs.

Like Kafka on Paxil, Barnes takes readers on a satiric journey through the dark and hilarious heart of the modern zeitgeist. For those with a taste for the humorous side of insanity, Suicide of the Month is a must read.

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About the Author
R. T. Barnes is marketing director for a large North American company in his off time. He currently resides in a cottage in the untamed wilderness of British Columbia.

Suicide of the Month * by R. T. Barnes
Publication Date: March 18, 2011
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 106 pages; 978-1-4568-2843-1
Trade Hardback; $24.99; 106 pages; 978-1-4568-2844-8

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

For more information on self-publishing or marketing with Xlibris, visit To receive a free publishing guide, please call (888) 795-4274.


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