Separation and Grief Lead Ex-husband to Write and Publish His Life Story

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Author Pete reflects upon his life choices and shares them in ‘The Mexican Fisherman’.

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According to, separation affects everyone differently. Most people admit feeling the worst they have ever felt in their life, and grief – where they feel the loss of an important part of their life – may be the reason for this. Pete found himself in a hell of a mess after splitting with his wife. However, instead of simply wallowing in his grief, he decided to write and reflect upon his life. Now, he is finally able to bare his soul to others through his new memoir, titled “The Mexican Fisherman.”

“In the years leading to this event, my life had taken me through many strange places and through unbelievable experience’s, some of which scared me deeply,” admits Pete. “I wrote the book in the hope to take stock of my life thus far, share my tales and allow others a chance to share, laugh at or even learn from my experience’s in some of life’s more challenging times.”

“The Mexican Fisherman” is Pete’s autobiographical reflection on an unbelievable yet all too common existence. It details his experiences with his closest friends, his family, as well as his ex-wife. It is an honest personal reflection on the choices a young man made; some forced upon him, some made of his own free will and the long lasting consequences that have affected many others since.

A review from an infantry NCO who wished to remain anonymous reads:

It is our own macabre curiosity that makes us jealous of those who have seen dark places. Those who have stepped into unlit rooms, when we have only gazed into the abyss from the doorway. There will never be a shortage of good citizens who by choice or by fear never venture away from the light. It is of little consequence that those who have, did it because they made it a conscious decision or had their choice made by circumstance. Should chance decide that you cross paths with someone like this, you will not be able to forget their story. This is a story I will not forget.

So many people are struggling with their place in society and lot in life. Pete has struggled with his all his life, but through the journey taken within the book has found peace in who he is. In “The Mexican Fisherman,” a great number of young people will see strong points of comparison between their own lives and his, and Pete’s honesty may help them come to terms with their own struggles and make positive changes in their lives.

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The Mexican Fisherman * by Pete
Publication Date: October 30, 2013
Trade Paperback; NZ$34.99; 235 pages; 978-1-4836-9030-8
Trade Hardback; NZ$54.99; 235 pages; 978-1-4836-9031-5
Ebook; $3.99; 978-1-4836-9031-5

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at 0800-443-678. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (09) 353-1455 or call 0800-443-678.

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