OK. That headline was clickbait... but clickbait with truthiness. For a goodly number of years Eugenio Volpe contributed most of NESurf''s best articles and many of its most potent forum posts. Then he upped and moved to Los Angeles and found true love. But that's not the story here. The story is that he's just published his first e-book. It's called The Message and tells the story of internal unraveling of Adam Zane, a soldier who served in Afghanistan. Returning home to what he sees as the nothingness of Hartford, CT, Zane divides his time between shooting hoops at the local basketball court and camouflaging the self-loathing that now occupies his inner landscape. If someone would shut down the winning streak of hometown traitor and pro basketball superstar Elijah Adams, aka The Message . . . If Zane can find the real trigger of his mounting anxiety and imagined physical descent . . . If his alcoholic mother can stay away from meth and her meth-head boyfriend . . . If he can find the Persian words to label ordinary things with exotic new names . . . If the ifs would stand at ease long enough for him to see what it means to be a man, Zane might find reprieve from the rapidly expanding emptiness. The Message is a pin-pulled grenade clutched in the hands of readers.
You can get it at Amazon.