Commonwealth Books of Virginia is pleased to introduce Lawrence Melton, a storyteller extraordinaire and the newest member of its author family

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Author Lawrence Melton escaped from the supernatural world of the nation’s capital, but not before he encountered Henry Tuckahoe and learned the details of the 200-year old Indian avenger's fearful mission.

Lawrence Melton

"While I was in Washington, I noticed that some behavior was not ethical." Lawrence Melton

About the Author:
Those who know Lawrence Melton agree that he is charming, witty, and extremely bright. These qualities of character survived the twenty years he spent practicing law in the District of Columbia and Virginia. His experience before the DC and Virginia bars did, however, sharpen his powers of observation and his understanding of human nature. He exhibits all of these gifts and skills in "Henry Tuckahoe's War on Washington". After writing this funny and irreverent swan song to life in the nation’s capital, Lawrence and his wife Pamela returned to her home state of South Carolina where Lawrence is an Adjunct Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law. When not teaching, Lawrence does what we think he does best, which is to apply his vast talents and wit writing books.

About "Henry Tuckahoe's War on Washington:
Professor Melton’s hero is a 200-year old member of the Tuckahoe Indian tribe. The author exhibits his talents as a satirist describing how Henry Tuckahoe exacts fearful vengeance on the people who stole the Potomac Basin from his ancestors. Henry Tuckahoe does what other Washington realtors can only dream of doing by selling and re-selling parcels of tribal land at artificially high and selfishly manipulated prices. More appalling, the vengeful natural gets his listings in ways that are not ethical!

Henry T. is not the only paranormal in this blasphemous story. Mr Melton weaves a collection of troublingly modern characters into a web of conflicts that challenge (read offend) every political conviction. HT is elegantly written, invariably funny, and transcends the base politics that anchors its plot. If you have a taste for black humor and enjoy Jonathan Swift, Evelyn Waugh, Tom Sharpe, and Peter DeVries, you will love Henry Tuckahoe.

About Commonwealth Books of Virginia
Commonwealth Books of Virginia’s motto, “Where History, Philosophy, and Art Meet”, underscores the three-dimensional quality of the histories it publishes. It uses state-of-the-art technology to transform its printed titles into families of products including ebooks, audio books, audio/video programs, and mobile devise applications. It advertises its authors and products in a program that coordinates traditional public relations with social media outreach. Its print and e-book editions are carried into all channels of the book trade in a sophisticated national distribution program. Its audio, audio-video, and video products are available through Amazon, Audible, and iTunes, and their global partners.

For information about the book, call Commonwealth Books of Virginia at 703-307-7715.

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