Dec. 7, 2006 – PRESS RELEASE:
Manhattan, NY December 9, 2006– Alphar Publishing has signed a deal for “The Progress of Man”. Thomas Moore says he likes Dubya. “As a character he feels like living in my own skin: There are two ways of measuring the progress of man, from within or from without . . . I suggest that it is difficult to ponder human beings in general–the progress of the human species–since my relationship to my own being intrudes into any reflection about the human species. But there is an effective objective method for comprehending man’s progress, and that is by way of exploring my own progress, or more objectively, by exploring someone that I know well, such as the persona of Dubya.”
The Progress of Man is the funniest and most deft book I have read in a long time. Dr. Moore’s comedic satire achieves an insight that adds to our progress, and might be used as a tool for evaluation of and by future politicians.
Dubya’s character is cast cleverly against his partner, Liberty Bell, a modern woman who is a natural foil. Images of conflict between socially privileged versus deprived arise with a sense of the anti-establishment, and what is brilliant about this book is that Dr. Moore gets inside the establishment to chide the antagonist, “We The People”, and impart a strong sense of humanity to the Dubya character’s flaws and burdens.
Alphar is a publisher of outstanding literary fiction that focuses upon inner conflicts, and proudly signs up “Progress” this season, along with “Upland Road” by Dr. Thomas Moore. He has an intelligent and impressionistic style, and a wicked sense of humor. He is on an advance tour to promote his two new novels:
The Progress of Man (ISBN# 9780978602482),the Dubya mirror.
Upland Road (9780978602420), about the redemption of a drunkard’s sensitive daughter, who is already haunted by grim sexual memories, and determined to marry well. Lillian awakes from the drugs and just has to tell Dylan, her love, that she had aborted his child. Then, after years of torment, haunted by a child she has never met, the nightmares slowly give way to reality: What can she do? Natalie, the Limbo child of her nightmares is already born and exists too close to her, demanding attention now.
Dr. Thomas Moore, Alphar Publishing, V: 646-9123515.
Project Director: Anthony Chaytor, 646-9123515. EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org www.alpharpublish.com
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