New Fiction Follows a Young Man Who Manages to Write an Erratic Novel to Compensate For His Passivity

Share Article

‘RAIN and DARKNESS’ to engage literary students and art aficionados

Xlibris, the print-on-demand self-publishing services provider, announced today the release of RAIN and DARKNESS by author Roy Arthur Swanson. This compelling work of fiction follows a young man who channels his feelings into the pages of a book.

Peter O. Blaustern, an admitted loser, attempts to translate his passivity into the action of a novel. His inability to honor what he considers to be the requisite limitations of the first-person narrative entails his disclosure of the inabilities that can account for his being a loser (but not a quitter). Peter manages to write an erratic novel for losers about the dignity of losing.

Taking readers on a literary journey from one page to the next, RAIN and DARKNESS introduces readers to various classical writers and great artists that would appeal to literary students as well as art aficionados. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to

About the Author
Roy Arthur Swanson has published the complete translations of Pindar and Catullus and is the author of Blue Margin: Versions of Rhetoric.

RAIN and DARKNESS * by Roy Arthur Swanson
Publication Date: May 10, 2011
Trade Paperback; $23.99; 569 pages; 978-1-4628-6148-4
Trade Hardback; $34.99; 569 pages; 978-1-4628-6149-1
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4628-6150-7

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.


Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Marketing Services
Xlibris Corp.
(888) 795-4274 7879
Email >
Visit website