Almost Home: The New Paltz Novel

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“Almost Home by Frank Marcopolos is a fun and fast-paced novel about the seedy side of student life on a college campus in upstate New York—a netherworld, like any college town, where young adults create lives for themselves, yet are too young to realize the consequences of their actions. Almost Home keeps you in its thrall. The language rings true—and reads seamlessly within each character’s alternating chapters. The vivid atmosphere settled me in a sleepy burg where the cultural and social center was the college. The powerful and vivid atmosphere, much the same as when I was in college, although much more hypnotic and alluring, goes further. It seduces one to remain on the cusp of adulthood forever. In Almost Home that powerful temptation seems possible—at the price of selling one’s soul.” — Kathleen Maher, Author of Diary of a Heretic

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One day in his writing workshop, his teacher asked Frank: "So, why are you focusing so much on certain details, while ignoring others? Like, in this entire room--just this room--there are millions and millions of things you could focus on in a story setting. So, how do you decide which ones to pick?"Frank said, "For me, I try to choose details that add value to the story. There's a reason I choose them, it's not random. Even if, at the end of the day, it's just thematic resonance, that can be important because theme can be elusive and so this way, you give the reader a way to discover a different layer of meaning for the story."The teacher said, "Shouldn't we just be entertaining the reader, though? Isn't all this thematic resonance stuff just the dusty echoes of academia?"Frank shrugged. "I usually fail, of course,  but I try to do both. I try to entertain the reader AND have a theme that a reader can mentally munch on for a while."The teacher took a sip of her wine and said, "You're right about one thing. That failure thing you said. Okay, let's move on..."

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"I started reading this under the assumption that it'd be a very sports-centric novel & was therefore surprised to find out that it was actually much more than this. The plot has several twists & turns & explores the overall drama of college life with particular attention being paid to the more seedy aspects.I found the book to be cleverly written and fast-paced." - Killien Reviews
"A bildungsroman, a satire, a conspiracy theory, a grotesque parody, thoroughgoingly entertaining, and a sports novel...a wonderful read." - Hopeless Books, Uninc

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