Travesty of Drugs and Substance Abuse Destroy Lives in New Novel

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Innovative author Dion E. Cheese publishes a book inspired during serving time in federal prison camp, titled “Who Am I? The Chronicles of Cain”

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“Truth is stranger than fiction,” Mark Twain once said. In his newly published book inspired while serving disciplinary time in FMC Gilmer federal prison camp, Who Am I? The Chronicles of Cain, innovative author Dion E. Cheese blurs the fine line dividing fantasy and reality. However, through his controversial storyline, Cheese aims to provide readers with a better understanding about the lives of others who are affected by the travesty of drugs and substance abuse.

The story is set everywhere, beginning in Columbia and ending in Chicago. It is a uniquely written book based on the world of drugs as his mysterious main character, Cain, pulls readers into his world on the flip side, taking them on the hellacious journey filled with ups and downs, crime, love and hate, as he baits the needy and the greedy hook line and sinker.

The book introduces a host of notorious characters: Cain, who is the topic of discussion; Scalez who weighs out all things, mainly peoples shortcomings; Roscoe “Baretta” James, the executioner representing gun violence; Lillie, the drug user who has fallen for Cain; Butters, the ruthless drug kingpin who has no remorse; Rilla, an ex-military family man who, in desperation, gets pulled into the life of Cain; and finally, Edd and Big Rich, Cain’s two fallen soldiers who sought revenge against both Butters and Cain.

Purely based on a story about drugs and substance abuse prevalent every day and in every way, worldwide, the book is a product of Cheese’s inner city upbringing in Plainfield, N.J. which led him to his 14 year federal incarceration for a drug conspiracy. Aside from this startling genesis, the book’s appeal also lies on his witty play on words that forces readers to rethink what is really going on in the story that will leave them hanging on the edge of suspense.

A uniquely blended book of urban and contemporary writing on a whole new level, Who Am I? The Chronicles of Cain is a book with a powerful message that speaks to readers of every generation. Despite the universality of its theme and message, Dion warns readers to read at their own risk. This is one book that is not for the faint-hearted.

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Who Am I? * by Dion E. Cheese
The Chronicles of Cain
Publication Date: May 8, 2013
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 318 pages; 978-1-4836-2454-9
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 318 pages; 978-1-4836-2455-6
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4836-2456-3

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