Leo Meurso, a trained mercenary and assassin gone AWOL, has crossed some bad people and is now his employer’s next hit. With a death sentence hanging over him, Leo decides to return home after twenty years of absence. His plan is to attend his best friend’s wake and crash his high school sweetheart’s wedding, both scheduled on the same day. Wedged between, then pressed through such polarizing events, and motivated by the reality that at any juncture of the day he will soon be killed, Leo revisits family, the girl next door, the town fool still pining for his friendship and a host of others in a small canal town bursting with revelations of past secrets, sexual deviances, nostalgic memories, and the protagonist’s ultimate goal.
Lock 7 is an edgy, poetic, modern day literary parable about a man’s confrontation with death on the eve of his life’s ironic resurrection. Will Leo accept the just consequences of past actions, or will his epiphany release him from judgment?
What happens when the narrator is removed from a story? When the author’s life is fictionalized instead, so that creator and creation relate on the same existential ground?
Chameleon (Days) is such an experiment in storytelling, exploring an author’s psychotic break as he prepares to write an idea he has apparently stolen, one prompted by the discovery of a secondary character in his walk-in closet.
A fictional day-to-day narrative structured around the search for Kashif, a feared and hunted terrorist labeled the Chameleon, Chameleon (Days) bridges its author’s life to the evolution of Kashif’s story creating a fiction “while life happens,” which often manifests itself in interference, inspiration, and the perils of letting your character know who his creator is.
"Serravalle's Chameleon (Days) is a comically thoughtful riff on the intersections of art and reality, life and story." ~ Richard Scrimger, author of The Wolf and Me
Charley is a retiring English teacher whose best friend in the science department, Samuel, is desperate to save his dying wife. Samuel has discovered a serum that reverses ageing in his hamster. He plans on testing the serum on his wife, but Charley, distraught by his own wife's passing and feeling like he has nothing more to lose, insists on trying it out first. He soon discovers that the serum works on him too, and best of all, he still retains his memories as he physically gets younger. However, as well as the serum works, it also introduces as many problems as it solves. It turns out that reliving your life is as difficult and dangerous as living it the first time around
Reliving Charley is a literary novel about the Faustian dream, a book about mortality and eternal life, and most of all, a story with a theme all of us aspire to, redemption.
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Where I Fall, Where She Rises
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(June 10, 2019)
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Where I Fall, Where She Rises is a novel that follows two women on opposite ends of a terrorist kidnapping.When Lea Ironstone, a freelance reporter in the perilous red zone of Iraq is approached by Paul Shell, a celebrity journalist protected in the green zone, for a controversial story, they are kidnapped by an insurgent troop of terrorists. While Lea struggles to find her spiritual calling amidst numerous torture sessions, a pregnant Mrs. Shell, Paul’s estranged wife, seeks to exploit the event to secure her future. Both strong and determined in their own right, Lea falls while Mrs. Shell rises in the public eye, but who is really falling, and who is truly rising?