Experience a New Way of Knowing: Momentitiousness

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Jason Leclerc's debut novel suggests an emerging genre of literature

I respect the processes that bring others to their own sets of conclusions about their world. We all bring our own truth to the table and I value discourse over decision.

A new genre of literature is here, and it comes with a twist: you don’t know the story you have created until the end.

“Momentitiousness,” by cultural entrepreneur Jason Leclerc is a collection of “moments” that redefines the traditional experience of literature, leaving time, place and even characters undefined. Leclerc’s new book emphasizes that there are no universal “truths” in how life is experienced, giving the reader the power to determine the meaning behind each “snapshot.”

“There is no single trail you must follow from beginning to end,” Leclerc says. “The way the stories are written, they can be something different for everybody.”

During what began as his doctoral dissertation, Leclerc developed a theory called “Semiotic Arbitrage,” designed to open up cultural understanding. “Momentitiousness” puts his theory into practice: everyone encounters events in life with pre-existing conditions and from different perspectives.

A self-proclaimed “Poet Economist,” Leclerc addresses such hot-button topics as gay relationships, sex, the friction between religion and science, culture wars and political polarization, opening up each topic for the reader’s consideration.

Leclerc’s overall goal is to shift “Momentitiousness” to the digital world, to reflect the open-endedness and free form these stories emulate.

“I respect the processes that bring others to their own sets of conclusions about their world,” Leclerc says. “We all bring our own truth to the table, and I value discourse over decision.”

“Momentitiousness” by Jason Leclerc
Hardcover, $35.99
Paperback, $17.99
e-Book, $3.99
ISBN: 978-1-48080-349-7
Available at momentitiousness.com, bookstore.archwaypublishing.com, amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com

About the author
A cultural curmudgeon and brash social flaneur, Jason Leclerc is an ADD-navigating “PoetEconomist”—as he is known in his internationally consumed digital poetry space—who spends his days as an arbitrageur. The moments between trades are spent conceiving, reimagining, and textualizing the people, spirits, and ideas that effervesce from his world. Leclerc plans to donate a portion of proceeds from “Momentitiousness” to three organizations in his local area: Equality Florida, The National Navy Seal Museum Power of Perseverance youth camp, and Southern Scholarship Foundation.

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