(PRWEB) March 04, 2016
Dr. Barry F. Parker, a devoted and passionate author, has completed his new book “Phantom Revelation”: a gripping and enthralling page turner that will entice the reader.
Dr. Barry F. Parker is a transplanted Canadian academic who now lives in Southern California, where he is employed as a librarian. Although he has published articles in scholarly journals, writing fiction has been his lifelong focus, and all of his experiences, education, and passions are part of what he writes. The characters are all very real to him, and the fictional platform allows him to portray them with an added dimension. His first serious encounter with classic literature came when he found a copy of Great Expectations on his parents’ bookshelf. Like a lot of the other authors who have since influenced him, from Thomas Hardy to Ernest Hemingway, in Great Expectations, Dickens offered a tale of self-discovery and passion. As a youth, Dr. Parker also developed a taste for a more mystical element, nurtured by such authors as Hermann Hesse and John Fowles. Over the years, the early effects of this literature have not diminished and have served as a template upon which he has endeavored to lay his own unique style.
Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Dr. Barry F. Parker’s enticing tale pushes the limits; blurring distinctions between love and obsession, sanity and insanity, and physical and spiritual reality.
Dr. Paul Francis is suddenly shaken out of his complacent academic world by an encounter with the mysterious Schuyler Tate and by the woman who had been stuck in his head and his heart since her student years, Kay Palmer. Paul and Kay are drawn together through their vague sense of the apocalyptic changes that seem to be crushing upon them. Paul reveals his past life through excerpts from his novel, while Kay’s current thinking is revealed through her journal. With Kay, these changes are mixed up with her unbalanced mother, and, with Paul, they are mixed up with Kay. Meanwhile, Paul’s colleague Michael Jenkins plummets towards insanity as a result of his obsession with what he perceives to be the muse of one of his female students, Tara Smith. Tara, however, seems to be oblivious to everything but her own needs.
Although Paul, Kay, Michael, and Tara are separated at the end of a few short weeks, they reunite a little less than a year later. Their worlds collide, with Schuyler Tate seemingly pulling the strings.
Readers who wish to experience this mesmerizing work can purchase“Phantom Revelation” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.
For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.
About Page Publishing:
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