Son of Swope Press was established in September 2009. The first book published under the imprint was “Blow One Down”, by Marlon Rice. Blow One Down is Marlon’s present day ode to the classic Shakespearian tragedies.
Damon woke up this morning like any other morning - to his normal life, in his normal townhouse next to his normal fiancée. But after a call from his friend Freedom, things begin to unravel until ‘normal’ is as knotted and as jumbled as tangled yarn. In order to untangle this mess Damon is going to have to settle with his past. That is, before his past settles with him.
Blow One Down is a hard-boiled story about a bad day. Damon’s uncle Jomo used to tell him that good decisions yield good fruits, and bad decisions yield the fruits of punishment. Damon made one real bad decision five years ago, but he has cut that part of his life away. To him, Brooklyn doesn’t exist anymore. He doesn’t know it yet, but Freedom’s phone call is bringing it all back. By the end of the day, Damon will be forced to reap what he has sown.
Blow One Down is available at selective bookstores. You can also purchase copies at Amazon.com:
Marlon’s 2nd novel “Swope” will drop fall 2011!!! Stay tuned for information on book signings, and other events.