Friday, 26 May 2017

New Work of Fiction: The Still Sad Music by Shawn Merritt

Albany, GA author takes on mental illness and drug addiction in gripping new novel.
Outskirts Press Announces the Release of The Still Sad Music, New Fiction by Shawn Merritt
Outskirts Press—the fastest-growing full-service self-publishing and book marketing company—is pleased to announce the release of The Still Sad Music by Shawn Merritt.
The Still Sad Music documents the erratic life of Jeffrey Killingsworth, a fascinating, tragic figure who staggers through life victimized by misfortune, persecuted by mental illness, and ravaged by drug addiction. In a state of constant crisis, Jeffrey is forced to consider several different lifestyles that will all produce very different results. Will he escape the madness? Will he choose to live cleanly and learn to cope with his misfortunes, or will he continue to numb the pain with drugs and ultimately die for his addiction?
Author Shawn Merritt is currently enrolled in the English Literature PhD program at Georgia State University, and will graduate at the end of spring 2018. The Still Sad Music, his debut novel, is a dark and enthralling tale reminiscent in style of James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.