Promoting the next “Great American Novel”
Swayed helps promote new novel “Crossing Eden” by creating a new website with original illustration and social media: www.monteschulz.com
Monte Schulz, son of Charles M. Schulz, pays homage to his father in “Crossing Eden”, an exciting new novel with highly stylized vernacular and impressively accurate detail of the day. Follow along on a whirlwind journey through the Jazz Age as Monte paints spectacularly stunning and vidid mental pictures to weave the stories of several well-developed and engaging characters together as they each experience the end of one of America’s most tumultuous eras.
Excerpt from www.monteschulz.com
Crossing Eden (Fantagraphics Books) is the story of an American family in the summer of 1929, when a failed businessman divides himself from his wife and children, and a troubled farm boy runs away from home in the company of a gangster.
It’s also the tale of a nation in the last months of the Roaring Twenties, a glittering decade of exuberance and doubt, optimism and fear. Set equally among the states along the Middle Border, in a small East Texas town, and in a great gleaming metropolis, Crossing Eden chronicles the Pendergast family of Farrington, Illinois, cast apart by circumstance into the early 20th century landscape of big business, tent shows, speakeasies, séances, bank robberies, lynchings, murder, romance, circuses, and skyscrapers.
It’s a grand tapestry of the American experience in an age of transition from rural to urban, with our nation perched on the precipice of the Great Depression.