New Book of Short Stories is an Ode to the Marvels of the Imagination

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Author Sam V.K. Willson brings together richly drawn characters, dark humor and remarkable vision in “Miracles and Murders”

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A pianist for the queen, a pack of vicious seadogs, a woman who murdered her own son—all these and more wait in each of the stories in “Miracles and Murders”. Written by Sam V.K. Willson, this book will transform the reader’s view of the world, life and people as it celebrates the limitless marvels of the imagination.

The odd pairing of words in the book’s title hint at the diverse realms that wait inside the pages— from the lavish pomp of Buckingham palace to a rural American countryside. According to the author the stories in this collection are “rather evenly divided between down-and-dirty realism and wild, not to say far-fetched, fantasy”. In each narrative, readers will encounter a cast of richly drawn characters—some of them a familiar everyman while others are so eccentric that they are a worthy rival to even the most peculiar of Lewis Carroll’s iconic creations— all of whom will make the story compelling and truly one-of-a-kind.

Spellbinding, immersive and darkly riveting, “Miracles and Murders” is both an ode to the boundless worlds that could only exist in exemplary fiction and an invitation for others to discover, experience and relish these.

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About the Author
Sam Willson was born and raised in Vermont, educated in and around Boston, and worked there and in New York. He is an avid traveler, living for two years in Switzerland, and visiting Sydney and the North Pole, Singapore and St. Petersburg, and many places in between. He now lives in Sag Harbor, near the east end of Long Island, New York.

Miracles and Murders * by Sam V.K. Willson
Date of Publication: October 23, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 306 pages; 978-1-4797-2896-1
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 306 pages; 978-1-4797-2897-8
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4797-2898-5

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