Zharmae Publishing Press Imprint, Shannon & Elm, is Ecstatic to announce the Launch of Shane Norwood's Fantastic Novel, Machine Gun Jelly
Machine Gun Jelly's publication debut is on April 24, 2014. Hurry and pick up a copy today!
About the book
Machine Gun Jelly is book #1 in The Big Bamboo series, with 5 books planned so far.
Small-time hustler Monsoon Parker is compelled to borrow money from a pitiless Vegas mobster, and is unable to pay the vig. In desperation, he ransacks an old suitcase that belonged to his father who was killed in Vietnam. In it, he discovers the titular Machine Gun Jelly. What neither he nor anyone else have any way of knowing is that Machine Gun Jelly was the nickname that the GIs gave to an American top-secret chemical weapons initiative, developed in Vietnam, designed to bring a swift end to the war.
Pretty soon, people start dying. When Monsoon's stash of MGJ runs out, he decides to go to Vietnam to see if he can track down any more. A dangerous farce ensues. Dancing to the increasingly frantic tune are Baby Joe Young, an ex-cop and Vietnam veteran in whom an ancient rage still smolders; a beautiful hooker named Asia Birdshadow, with plenty of silk, but not enough steel for the gig; an outrageous, overweight gay lounge singer called Crispin Capricorn; and a blind Mafioso named Don Imbroglio. The vindictive genie that Monsoon has unwittingly set loose ensnares and seduces ever more suckers, dealing out the mocking cards of fate impartially to the innocent and the venal alike, until the demented road show rolls into Australia for an explosive conclusion.
Some get what they want, but others get what they deserve. However, nobody gets what he or she expected.
Machine Gun Jelly is set to publish on April 24, 2014. Pick up a copy today!
About the author
Shane Norwood is married and proud father of five who keeps food on the tables by walking around in circles in Chile masquerading as a casino manager, and occasionally pretending to be Robert Mitchum. Shane was born in a steel town in the north of England, in 1955. He is engaged in a breeding competition with his eldest daughter who is currently winning six to five. Although his soul knows it is English because of the larceny that lurks therein, the rest of him is no longer sure. One daughter is American; one daughter is from Kenya; one son is from South Africa; two sons are from Chile; his wife is from Argentina; his horse is an Arab; and his dog is Italian. At one time, Shane was a fisherman in Hawaii. In his heart he still is, although he hopes that, pretty soon, he will also be able to think of himself as a writer. We are proud to announce that Shane has achieved that.
About Zharmae Publishing Press, LLC:
Zharmae Publishing Press Imprint, Shannon & Elm, seeks unpublished writers with powerful voices who have something compelling to say. We seek to reinvent literary fiction, sometimes blurring the standard genre lines. We recognize it is the writing that lands a book in the lit-fiction category, even if the story centers on crime, religion, business, education, romance, war, or parenting. We seek writing that resonates universally, in which the language itself elevates the reading experience.
Zharmae Publishing Press, LLC
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