Author Alex Gordon Reveals ‘The Other Side of Dark’

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New book chronicles hauntingly tragic tale that explores failures of welfare system.

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Over the course of seven years in the welfare system of Victoria, author Alex Gordon witnessed rape, drug abuse and sexual assault. This made a mark in his mind. In his publication, “The Other Side of Dark” (published by Xlibris AU), he takes readers on a journey that will touch their hearts and change the way they look at life.

David is always harassed by other students for fun. When Kelvin came to his life, he learned that words can neither break bones, nor the spirit of one’s soul. It is this lesson that David must understand through journeying into Kelvin’s dark past and the tragedy of his life. Will they be able to find the light and experience the brighter side of life?

Part fiction and non-fiction, this book tells the author’s story and what he witnessed during his stay in the welfare system. It also chronicles the story of many other dark knight or foster kids and the reason for their being there. Each of their stories is blended into an inspiring tale that lends a voice to those who were abused and who experienced dark times in the welfare system. It softens the blow for readers and gives them a good ending, or at least spares them from the true horrors that foster children go through.

A gripping and heartrending read, this book shows readers “The Other Side of Dark,” letting them witness the awful plight of many children who were failed by the system. It may be a tragic tale, but it also imparts an inspiring message that the indomitable human spirit will not break in the face of hardship and suffering.

“The Other Side of Dark”
By Alex Gordon
Hardcover | 6x9 in | 382 pages | ISBN 9781503500822
Softcover | 6x9in | 382 pages | ISBN 9781503500815
E-Book | 382 pages | ISBN 9781503500808
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
At the age of eleven, Alex Gordon came into the welfare system in Victoria, Australia. He did not know how to spell his name until he was 14 years old. When he started this book at the age of 28, he had to teach himself how to spell. He had no hero or anyone to look up to. He had to be on his own in walking the path of darkness, but he knows there are others out there.

Xlibris Publishing Australia, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider dedicated to serving Australian authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles.For more information, visit or call 1800 455 039 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisAus on Twitter for the latest news.

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