One man’s journey captures the essence of humanity

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"Becoming Joey Fizz" by Stuart A. McKeever depicts the grandeur, pressures of life across America.

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Finding the will to make life work for yourself after trauma is a fascinating thing.

In the midst of a world consumed by love, tragedy and wealth, man’s search for meaning has never been more complicated than in the modern age.

In his new novel “Becoming Joey Fizz,” author Stuart A. McKeever shares the epic saga of an ordinary man doing extraordinary things to thrive in the crucible of his existence.

“The common person in the street is on a journey of survival,” McKeever, a retired New York City attorney, said. “Finding the will to make life work for yourself after trauma is a fascinating thing.”

His novel follows the journey of Joey Mancuso as he travels home from the Korean War and across the nation in search for his place in the world -- eventually discovering after failed dreams in Las Vegas that he will have to make his life his own way.

A period piece, “Becoming Joey Fizz” also depicts the struggles of life on a Native American reservation, the pressure from the mob on the streets of New York City and the glittering Hollywood party scene in the 1950s and 1960s.

“Becoming Joey Fizz”
By: Stuart A. McKeever
ISBN: 978-1-4969-1520-7
Hardcover retail price: $28.99
Softcover retail price: $19.95
E-book retail price: $9.99
Available online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the author
Stuart A. McKeever is a retired attorney who began his law career in New York City in the charged atmosphere of the city’s criminal justice system in the 1960s. His more than 40 years in the courts acquainted him with a menagerie of Runyonesque characters, racketeers, top-shelf corporate executives, the literati and a potpourri of jazz musicians, some of which provided inspiration for “Becoming Joey Fizz.” This is his third book to be published, following “The Galindez Case” and “The President’s Private Eye.”

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