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/24-7PressRelease/ - July 23, 2005 - From one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary urban fiction comes, The Badness (Strebor Books, June 28, 2005, 1593090374, $13.00), a gripping, erotic, edge-of-your-seat thriller about four strangers whose lives are about to collide, with explosive and murderous consequences.
Alias suffers from a Curse that has haunted his family for generations and he vows to do whatever it takes to end it; even if the breaking of the Curse results in his own death.
D. Wayne's traumatic childhood at the hands of his abusive mother has turned him into a demented killer following the voice of his God, Ruh, who guides him in a deadly search -- a journey that leads him to the brink of madness.
Doin and Joozy both feel separated from the rest of the society, but as their imperfections draw them together, they discover a love that they thought was impossible.
Set in the raw and tumultuous landscape of the projects, Nane Quartay's sharp-edged second novel chronicles the lives, loves, and losses of these four young strangers whose lives become inextricably intertwined. Eroticism, mysticism, and suspense are seamlessly woven together in a tough and thought-provoking narrative that reaches a shocking climax and brings an entire city to the brink of chaos.
Nane Quartay has a number of published short stories to enthrall his fans. A must read is Grindstone. This gripping short story can be found in an anthology titled, Breaking the Cycle. Breaking the Cycle, deals with the realities of domestic violence. Look forward to Nane Quartay's debut newsletter, Fiction's Zipper. Fiction is actually the voice of the newsletter and each story emerges from the unzipping. Once Fiction's zipper is opened, expect to be saturated in sensual prose and nerve fraying sexual tension. To read an excerpt, log on to his website at http://www.nanequartay.com
About the Author
Nane Quartay was born in upstate New York and attended Augusta College in Augusta, Georgia. After a tour in the United States Navy he traveled extensively before returning to New York to begin writing his first novel Feenin. He resides in the Washington, D.C. area.
Strebor Books, June 28, 2005, $13.00
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