9 Lives - Stanski An unhappy household becomes a battleground in which no feelings are spared, where a war of words is waged, and a 'conflict culture' is established. A mother's shame becomes an unbearable burden in a dysfunctional relationship, where angry outbursts are replaced by violence, and someone else is always to blame. A father's indifference becomes a lifestyle choice in a world of his own creation, where he rules supreme, and chaos is the order of the day. A child caught in the crossfire becomes all his own influences, good and bad, in his own vivid imagination, where reality is suspended for the duration of his life, and a troubled family tradition is preserved. I was that child. I am now an adult, just like you. But... You don't know me. I don't know you. Truth is... I don't even know myself. What I do know is that by the time I'm dead, I will know you. By the time you're dead, we'll know each other, intimately. In the meantime, I'll introduce you to some erstwhile acquaintances. Friends of mine? Enemies of mine? Perhaps both... You won't know them. But, just as I did, you will recognise something of yourself in all of them. As you will in me. I know this for a fact. What I also know is that I am your fate. You are my destiny. My legacy... My redemption...? How many lives do I have to live? How many deaths do I have to die? Will you be like all the others and pass on the legacy? Or will you be the one who redeems me?
- Paperback | 306 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 17.53mm | 530.7g
- 07 Mar 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations
A one... A two... A one, two, three, four...! How's that then, for a classic intro...? But wait a minute... That's more of a song intro, innit...? And this is more of a story, innit...? So, let's start again, shall we...? Hi... How are you...? I'm Stanski... Now, don't worry, I'm not as bad as I seem... I'm a strugling author... Not a tortured artist...! The thing is, I've written these books...For people to read... Do you like reading...? Everyone loves a good read, don't they..? Anyway, I've got these books... That I've written... I know, you don't know which books... I'm just getting round to telling you about them, aren't I...? The thing is... If you want something doing... You might as well do it for yourself... So... I wrote these books myself... Now... These books... Y'know... The ones I've written... But haven't got round to telling you about yet... These books that I've written... That I'm telling you about now... are available for you to download... From the internet... To your PC, Tablet, or Mobile Phone...! In fact, pretty much anything connected to the internet...! Thanks to the miracle of modern technology...! It never ceases to amaze... Does it...? Furthermore, my books will be available to order in hard copy and read at your leisure, in the good old fashioned way. A Bit Of Background Stanski is the kind of guy who doesn't do things by half measures. For example, he's the guy who went to Thailand in 1999, to see in the New Millennium. He enjoyed it there so much that he decided to stay on for a while. He didn't return to the UK until October... October 2010...! Stanski began writing in earnest in 2005 while recovering from a motorcycle accident, in the northern city of Chiangmai, in which he sustained serious head injuries. Since then, he has completed several novels, published as ebooks, along with volumes of poetry and short stories. Examples of verse by Stanski can be found on his Blog, 'Elephant Small' www.says-sir-ten.blogspot.com