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he & She is a powerful and penetrating look into male midlife crisis
[Wilmington, NC May 27, 2015] Canadian author Wayne Clark has announced that he & She, a riveting work of fiction about male midlife crisis, has been added to the ’16 Indie Summer Reads’ list by IndieReader. he & She is an in-depth, fictional exploration of the subject of male midlife crisis.
In he & She, Wayne Clark gives readers a powerful and penetrating look into midlife crisis. A searing vision of the future, foretelling only pain, regret and failure, compels one man to make a last-ditch attempt to feel truly alive one more time, even if it kills him. His journey takes him down paths riddled with obsession, fantasy, alcoholism and BDSM, all wrapped in a smothering cloak of loneliness and desperation. Yet an image he finds by accident on the Internet triggers a tiny glimmer of the hope that compels him to take just one more shot at life.
“I am pleased,” Clark said. “An endorsement from IndieReader is always an honor.”
The review on the IndieReader site stated that ‘he & She’ is “A remarkable investigation of a man attempting to save himself from stagnation.”
A number of critics have praised the award-winning novel. BlueInk Review called it “… a stylish piece of literary fiction… intellectually engaging throughout. A finely drawn portrait of desire in its fall and winter seasons.”
he & She also took a 5-Star Silver Medal in Readers’ Favorite International Awards.
“My novel,” Clark continued, “is literary fiction. It’s about a man getting to a point where most of his life is gone and what he sees around him is emptiness. Relationships are all but absent, as are goals, passions and libido. He asks if this is all there is to life, and panics. He ends up going on a journey he could never have imagined.”
Clark added that the subject of male midlife crisis is timely not just because it’s being talked about more and more as our population ages but also because the term midlife crisis itself is turning 50. It was coined in 1965 by a Canadian psychoanalyst.
Wayne Clark is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. he & She is available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle versions and in all other digital versions at all major online retailers. More information is available at his website at http://www.wayne-clark.com.
About Wayne Clark:
Award-winning author Wayne Clark was born in 1946 in Ottawa, Ont., but has called Montreal home since 1968. Woven through that time frame in no particular order have been interludes in Halifax, Toronto, Vancouver, Germany, Holland and Mexico.
By far the biggest slice in a pie chart of his career would be labelled journalism, including newspapers and magazines, as a reporter, editor and freelance writer. The other, smaller slices of the pie would also represent words in one form or another, in advertising as a copywriter and as a freelance translator. However, unquantifiable in a pie chart would be the slivers and shreds of time stolen over the years to write fiction.