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Book Title: Magnolias in Paradise|
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The author of the book: Leonard Seet
Edition: Excelsior Publishing
Date of issue: October 4th 2016
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"Leonard Seet brings his intelligence and wit and gifts as a writer to a broader audience in "Magnolias in Paradise" in a gritty, realistic novel... reminiscent of the narrative technique of As I Lay Dying and Charming Billy... you'll definitely be engaged by this novel."
-David Lentz, Author of Bloomsday: The Bostoniad
"This book is immensely readable and is packed with fast paced actions and cliff hanging chapter endings."
-Ashok Shenolikar, Author of What Did You Say Your Name Was?
Ernst arrives at the Paradise train station with fifty-thousand dollars to ransom his sweetheart, and while looking among the crowd for the young man with a magnolia, a beggar seizes his bag of cash and escapes through the revolving door. Chasing after the rascal, he slams into his contact--his girlfriend's lover in town. Now, he must beat his love-rival to the money and rescue her before the deadline.
MAGNOLIAS IN PARADISE is a 108,000-word crime novel and the first in a potential series. As in Larry Brown’s Father and Son, good confronts evil in a southern town. And as in Joe R. Lansdale’s Cold in July, an ordinary man gets sucked into a conspiracy, with psychopaths terrorizing a small town and FBI agents going after a corrupt sheriff. In the end, the man must take the law into his hands. But in this case, ending in tragedy. Here, the author combined Will Christopher Baer’s surreal settings and mentally unstable villains, with Brian Evenson’s literary minimalism and heroes cursing their knowledge.
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Leonard is the author of the novels Magnolias in Paradise and Meditation On Space-Time. His short fiction have appeared in the Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, Banana Writers , and Pilcrow & Dagger. He received Honorable Mention in the Writers of the Future competition for the story Don't Be Afraid of the Black Rain. He enrolled in the Jennie McKean Moore Fiction Workshop at George Washington University with Tim Johnston and Brando Skyhorse .
He received the B.S. in Physics and B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Georgetown University.
His favorite novels include The Brothers Karamozov, War and Peace, 1984, The Stranger, and A Hundred Years of Solitude. And his favorite non-fictions include Reaching Out, New Seeds of Contemplation, Moral Man and Immoral Society, The Creative Mind, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, and The Competitive Advantages of Nations.
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