All of the Night

Novel No. 3 An Albert Nostran Episode

by Michael Kent



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/16/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 220
ISBN : 9781503561694
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 220
ISBN : 9781503561670
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 220
ISBN : 9781503561687

About the Book

He has landed a journalistic job at the Universal Press Agency in Washington (not state), but the graveyard shift and a strange roommate fail to boost Albert Nostran’s morale. A big news event would improve matters, but then it is his worst nightmare: JOHN LENNON IS SHOT. Not sufficiently trained, more a litterateur than a reporter, his dispatches fail to elicit unadulterated praise. A ray of hope, however, materializes in the presence of an iconoclastic copy girl. Charming, but. A series of less than inspiring/resume-unfit jobs ensue until another newspaper man turns the main character on to the notion of freelancing. A more down-to-earth lass provides him with multi-layered opportunity. In ALL OF THE NIGHT, we are plunged inside the world of the press agency, journalism and beyond (and below). A recent college graduate, nibbled at by a couple of above-average demons, wrestles to emerge in the world of full-blown, chafing adults. Like the critically acclaimed The Big Jiggety and Pop the Plug (check Xlibris and Amazon), All of the Night is laced with a compelling blend of humor and pathos, underscored by Nostran’s piquant, sometimes profound, seldom pedestrian, commentary and a panoply of (despite the night) colorful characters giving the protagonist a reason or two to push ahead even though (or perhaps because) the deck is stacked with jokers.

About the Author

Born 1958, Boulogne-Billancourt, France, writer, artist, musician, published Les Maléfices du fardeau d'Atlas—his first book of poetry was published in 1985. He has written five novels, including The Big Jiggety (Xlibris, 2005) and Pop the Plug (Xlibris 2012). Also his verse has been published in The Poet's Domain. His short stories and, on occasion, art work, have found a niche in Happy, Kinesis, The Quill, The Urban Age, Voie Express USA, The Threshold, The Writer's Round Table and Moscow's renowned Inostrania Literatura (next to T. C. Boyle). Writing in both English and French, his works have been translated into Spanish and Russian. Aside from selling books and the occasional painting (see Flickr/TheBigJiggety), he currently earns a living in Washington, DC, as a French-English interpreter/translator and likes to sing and play old rock and roll with a few friends (see YouTube: BigJiggety).