Terminally Ill, Award-Winning Author Brings Robert Kennedy Back to Life in Electrifying New Novel
Despite battling a terminal illness, novelist, Robert Ellis Gordon, has published in his new book, "Humping Credenzas With the Late Bobby Kennedy: A Convict's True Account" (Wyatt-Mackenzie, October 2010). Recipients of preview copies have unanimously agreed that Humping Credenzas takes you on a wild and mesmerizing ride – through thought provoking, compelling, and intricate storytelling.
PR9.NET October 11, 2010 - SeattLe, WA - Two and a half years after he was given six months to live, award-winning novelist Robert Ellis Gordon has completed his new novel, "Humping Credenzas with the Late Bobby Kennedy: A Convict's True Account" (Wyatt-Mackenzie, October 2010). Gordon, who is dying from an atypical case of Vasculitis, is a graduate of Harvard, a professional journalist, and also spent more than two decades teaching writing in prisons and inner city schools.
The genesis of Gordon's latest fascinating, dark, yet humorous, novel goes back more than forty years, to Gordon's upbringing in Massachusetts during the 1960's. "Many households had a shrine: a photo of the late President Kennedy beneath a photo of Pope John XXIII," explains Gordon, "But the Kennedy to whom I was most drawn was Robert–for reasons I only truly began to understand when I reached adulthood."
And, as with many novelists, the concept for his book began with a question: By the end of his life had Bobby Kennedy forged a soul so compassionate that it outweighed the sins of the ruthless and anguished young political operative to whom America was first introduced?
How to answer the question? In this riveting tale, Gordon reincarnates Bobby Kennedy and sends him back to earth as a blue collar moving man in Seattle who avenges the Mafia boss behind the Kennedy assassinations. This resurrected Bobby finds himself in prison–in solitary confinement, no less. There he is tormented by a series of spectacular hallucinations about his past. And the reader is taken on a mesmerizing ride through RFK's subconscious thoughts on politics, conspiracy, family, sex, parenting, marriage, adultery, civil rights, Vietnam, and more.
These graphic scenarios range from the very raw to the very tender to the very humorous, featuring an ensemble cast of characters — a salacious chaw-chomping Granny, a sadistic, corndog-scarfing prison guard, and Marilyn Monroe herself.
Recipients of preview copies have unanimously agreed that Humping Credenzas takes you on a wild and mesmerizing ride – through thought provoking, compelling, and intricate storytelling.
Huffington Post columnist, Zac Hill, recently wrote a review for the book entitled, Searching for Bobby Kennedy: Health Care and the Moral Imperative. In it, Hill shared, "I am twenty four years old. I don't know the first thing about Bobby Kennedy, or Jack Kennedy, or Marilyn Monroe, or any of the more famous characters the narrative of his book revolves around. As a work of historical or political fiction, Robert's novel overlaps only tangentially with any subject matter of any interest whatsoever to me. Yet I find myself compelled by this book, driven to action by it in a curious and uniquely generational way. Indeed, Humping Credenzas resonates with me on a more fundamental level than almost anything I have ever read."
Humping Credenzas with the Late Bobby Kennedy: A Convict's True Account is now available on Amazon and on other major online book retailers (Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing, Inc., ISBN: 978-1-936214-26-6, LCCN: 2010932413, 218 pages, Trade paperback, $14.95).
For more info about the book and author: http://www.humpingcredenzas.com.
A YouTube Channel has also been created showing short videos from the book's readers, as well as videos about Robert: http://www.YouTube.com/HumpingCredenzas.
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About Robert Ellis Gordon
Robert Ellis Gordon is a novelist, essayist, journalist, Harvard Alumni, and author of the new novel, "Humping Credenzas with the Late Bobby Kennedy: A Convict’s True Account". He is also the author of the award-winning book, "The Funhouse Mirror: Reflections on Prison" (Washington State University Press, 2001). Gordon wrote "The Funhouse Mirror" while undergoing chemotherapy, collaborating with six of his incarcerated students to let their voices be heard. He is the recipient of numerous awards for his literary work, including the Washington State Book Award. And as a journalist, he has written for a wide variety of media, including: Esquire, the Christian Science Monitor, Boston Globe, Ploughshares, Huffington Post, and Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Gordon was diagnosed with Vasculitis in 1998 and currently lives in Seattle, where he receives medical care, practices Reiki healing, and continues to write.
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