Just Published! I’m pleased to offer the world this book I have been writing for the last three years. The experiences of the characters reflect the issues surrounding race and sexuality in the last thirty years in the U.S. Recent incidents in the news sparked a conversation, often vitriolic, about the state of race relations in the United States. I add this book to the conversation. LGBT issues complicate the conversation when a person must deal with not only racism but homophobia.
Here are a couple of excerpts: “The breathing of exertion pumped Byron’s chest, and under the weight of Thomas, he became painfully aware that he wasn’t just pinned under someone much bigger and stronger, he was at the mercy of a man with black skin. Distrust ripped through him, dredged up from his whiteness, his privilege. But why this distrust?”
“The indignation he suffered in the next half hour made his fists flex involuntarily and his toes burn. If it weren’t for Grannie’s voice in his head telling him to be calm, he would have ended up in jail or dead. He wanted nothing more than to punch the officer in the face. The man pushed him up against the car and searched him, going up and down his legs, patting his arms, chest, and back.”
Deluge is available in print and kindle formats on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Deluge-Vincent-Meis/dp/0997672803
It is also available in other ebook formats at Smashwords. https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/648778