Monday, October 7, 2013
(Note: This is the press release sent out by publisher No Frills Buffalo last week. Follow the noted links with any questions or concerns.)
The thrill of post-college possibilities. The loyalty of childhood friendship. The pain of necessary transitions, and unexpected answers that could ease a life of uncertainty. These are some of the elements explored in Michael Farrell’s first novel, Running with Buffalo, set for release by No Frills Buffalo.
The Buffalo-set story’s narrative is delivered by Joseph Cahan, a 2001 college graduate who wants to thrive aside his Irish family and life-long friends who live for football, stout and Fender solos. Full of expectations and idealism fueled by rock music lyrics, Joseph’s goal in life is to become a writer who documents the hilarious and exciting adventures of his post-college life. But, in the months that follow his graduation, dooming complacency, lack of professional opportunity and lingering love alter his path. Delivered as a humorous and heartfelt testimonial about life's fearsome complexities, unanticipated changes, and the simple truths that could quell the intensity of it all, Running with Buffalo is about the uneven search to find a place to call home—and the simple answers that could sooth the journey.
Born in Buffalo and raised in Hamburg, author Michael Farrell graduated from Frontier High School and St. Bonaventure University before earning an MFA in Creative Writing from Massachusetts-located Pine Manor College’s Solstice Program in 2010. His work has appeared in the Buffalo News, Buffalo Spree Magazine, Buffalo Rising, Business First, Block Club Magazine and the Boston Herald, where he worked as a reporter from 2004 to 2011. He now serves as an adjunct English and communication arts professor at SUNY Erie Community College in Buffalo, and can be found on his website at www.farrellstreet.com.
Books published by No Frills Buffalo can be purchased online at www.amazon.com, www.powells.com, www.barnesandnoble.com, www.ECKO.com and www.nofrillsbuffalo.com. No Frills Buffalo titles can also be found in Western New York bookstores, including Talking Leaves; Dog Ears Bookstore; The Second Reader; Monkey See, Monkey Do; Lift Bridge Books in Brockport; and Buffalo Street Books in Ithaca.
No Frills Buffalo is currently accepting submissions from writers interested in being published. For more information, please visit www.nofrillsbuffalo.com or email submissions@nofrillsbuffalo.
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