Fact, Fiction Come Together in David Hershwitzky's New Book

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'You Are Not Alone' explores fragile boundary between perception, reality

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A sharp and entertaining read for those who dare to challenge their own consciousness.

"Reality is based on individualistic perception. Perception is not reality," says first time author David Hershwitzky on the theme of his newly-released fiction. In "You Are Not Alone," (published by Xlibris) Hershwitzky explores the fragile boundary between perception and reality as he tells the story of Ryan Keller, an alter ego whose life is largely based on his own experiences as a child and the inter-dimensional drama that unfolds in a transitional group home.

Twelve-year-old Ryan Keller has always felt out of place. He is a troubled child who has spent the last couple of years in and out of psychiatric hospitals. Now he is at Stonebrook, a transitional care facility. One day, Ryan gets a new roommate in Liam. He is a mysterious boy with no recorded history. Ryan soon discovers that Liam is not from this dimension - let alone this world. Liam needs Ryan’s help to become more humanlike in order to remain hidden from the dark forces that are after him. The fate of the universe depends on Liam’s survival. Through this experience, Ryan gains an unlikely friend, but how can he help Liam when he cannot even help himself? One thing is for sure, though. Ryan is not alone.

Interweaving the elements of fact and fiction, "You Are Not Alone" portrays the classic clash between good and evil, light and darkness that takes place among the real and the perceived. While there is a physical battle being fought in Ryan's world, he also struggles to keep up with his own internal fight. But is one more real than the other? Brilliantly narrated and rolled together by interesting characters, "You Are Not Alone" provides a sharp and entertaining read for those who dare to challenge their own consciousness.

“You Are Not Alone”
By David Hershwitzky
Hardcover | 6x9in | 258 pages | ISBN 9781503516991
Softcover | 6x9i in | 258 pages | ISBN 9781503517011
E-Book | 258 pages | ISBN 9781503517004
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
David Hershwitzky was born on December 6, 1985, at Santa Monica Hospital. He had several behavioral problems growing up. Diagnoses ranged from ADHD to bipolar disorder and even schizophrenia and autism. From the ages of 11 to 14, Hershwitzky spent time in several different psychiatric facilities. Fortunately, an eight-month stay in a transitional facility in Maryland helped him to better cope with his problems. He was homeschooled for a year, and two years after that, he got his GED, and things started looking up. When Hershwitzky was 25, he landed a background role on the hit TV show “Modern Family.” Since then, he pursued acting and took his dream to even greater heights. Hershwitzky has worked background on several feature films including “Last Vegas,” “Think Like a Man Too” and even a Russian movie titled in America as “No Love in the City 3.” He also worked on hit reality shows such as “Restaurant Stakeout” and “Operation Repo.” Currently, Hershwitzky works full-time in retail. He still continues to take on acting projects when he can. Hershwitzky still resides in Las Vegas, Nev.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for 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 xlibris.com or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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