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MEDIA RELEASE - Gentle Mako, a novel by Richard M. Baker, Jr., is being released in Web-e-Book® form as part of a rare collection of Baker’s newly edited manuscripts. The Tri-Screen Connection, LLC, publisher and distributor of the e-book, is providing the technology platform and online shopping website for the Gentle Mako e-book.
Written in 1960, Gentle Mako explores the timeless, universal theme of a young man’s quest to fill his own shoes. Richard M. Baker, Jr. employs a first-person narrative style to effectively invite the reader along for the ride in this delightfully witty, sensitive journey of self-discovery by a young, adult male, prompted by a father who has stumbled too far from himself to turn back other than through his son.
Mr. Baker peppers Gentle Mako with humor, charm, insight, and poignancy. Through twenty-one year old James Clifton, we explore a world at relative peace between the Korean and Vietnamese conflicts and at the onset of the commercial jet age that narrowed the distance between continents. The author treats us to an artfully descriptive, time-capsule view of Japanese culture and traditions, and a prophetic message of approaching globalism, driving straight-through this potential clash with an anthropological glimpse of life on the small island of Yushima, home to a century-old ama community.
Like other works by Richard M. Baker, Jr., Gentle Mako offers a prescient view of society on the precipice of seismic technological and social shifts - changes born during a period that continue to influence our lives today. The book is richly relevant. Young James Clifton could be any one of us that is, those who have learned that filling our own involves first walking in the shoes of others.
Gentle Mako is viewable in licensed Web-e-Books® format available from The Tri-Screen Connection and is compatible with almost any Internet browser capable desktop, laptop, e-reader, mobile smart phone, or similarly equipped Apple®, Windows®, Android®, and Linux® PCs and mobile tablets at:
Priced at US $4.95 - read on-line, no download or installation required.
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