Each "short short", as he refers to the mini-stories, packs a punch. And the novel itself – the story of one young man’s transition from earthly life to the hereafter – is nothing less than a sacred epiphany.
Port Jervis, N.Y. (PRWEB) June 12, 2013
In “Ciro” (published by AuthorHouse), Joe DeMono’s eclectic debut novel, readers are led toward spiritual revelations the author believes were divinely delivered to him, woven within a captivatingly clever work of fiction that includes a full-length novel, poetry, and short stories. DeMono’s poetry is haunting. Each "short short", as he refers to the mini-stories, packs a punch. And the novel itself – the story of one young man’s transition from earthly life to the hereafter – is nothing less than a sacred epiphany.
An excerpt from “Ciro”:
“It seems useless to describe my moment of death, because it didn't feel final, even when I lost my footing, slipped, and free-fell to the street. It seemed to happen in slow motion, as I hovered above my body and watched it fall. The enchanting voice that seemed to whisper my name was now visible – a gossamer shape in a silver dress that waved in the wind. She smiled at me. And before she could speak, I realized who she was – this was my guardian angel.
She outstretched her hands, guiding me higher into the sky, even as my body dropped downward. I felt light, as if I weighed nothing at all. Her dress danced even faster in the wind that seemed to pass through me. The blue sky turned deep purple – like some sort of magical aurora. I started to notice pinholes of stars, in a myriad of colors, piercing through the tarp of purple. At once, I recognized the angel.
‘I know who you are,’ I said, without hesitation.
‘You do?’ she smiled.
‘You're the angel we put up every year on our Christmas tree. You look exactly like her!’”
By Joe DeMono
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 130 pages | ISBN 9781481728867
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 130 pages | ISBN 9781481728874
E-Book | 130 pages | ISBN 9781481728850
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Joe DeMono was born and raised in the small, tight-knit city of Port Jervis, N.Y. He first began writing stories and poetry at 14 after receiving praise for his literary prowess from his teachers. “Ciro” is loosely autobiographical in its depiction of the character’s struggle to fit in, his being bullied by classmates in high school and his confusion about his sexuality. More information can be found at http://www.joedemono.com.
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