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Published:August 23rd, 2008 23:01 EST
Judyth Piazza chats with C.M. Barons, Author of In the Midst of

Judyth Piazza chats with C.M. Barons, Author of In the Midst of

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)

Written with great energy and wonderful, fanatic precision and brimming with rapid-fire, often gritty dialog, Barons evokes the spirit of the 1970s. Conjuring up an ensemble of extraordinary, true-to-the-age characters, he invites all who lived through that decade of love and language to rekindle the dreams of that generation.

Brian, a college sophomore, connects with an offbeat mentor cum older brother named Hollis in a lopsided relationship. When Hollis at last moves on, Brian wanders through jungles of myth, love and rich language in search of his lost friend.

"...a fine new American novel. Barons has the cosmic curiosity of Emerson, the appetite of Whitman, and the talent of Kerouac."  Rod Clark,
"Refreshingly original, highly ambitious in scope and totally offbeat," Bill Chinaski, Alternative Reel 
"...a gourmet meal! This book is a rarefied taste treat for the mind and spirit!"  W. H. McDonald, The American Authors Association 
In the Midst of, retro intrigue- offbeat 1970`s rewind.  Cunning allusions, stand-out characters, absorbing tension- "the makings of a cult classic," (K. M. Joslyn,  Brian can`t escape his past, namely, Hollis; badboy with more secrets than Karl Rove.  Hollis is the aim, sure as the bull`s eye on any Zen-archer`s target.
That`s not my parlance; for lack of better term, yes, I have one. ? He led me into the hall, digging in his pocket for a key ring. I wasn`t eager; I`d rather postpone disassembly of the person I thought I knew.

He removed his shoes, importing I do likewise. I keep it locked because the floor is white. Don`t want dirt tracked in.  The lights came on; it was exactly as Angie described it.
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