The Manifested Melancholy Magnificent

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While watching his childhood friend put on makeup My Boy notices something different about her face. There is a bruise, perhaps placed there by her boyfriend. Impulsively he asks her to marry him. She says yes. The Manifested Melancholy Magnificent is the first-person telling of the life of a young man known to all as "My Boy." Through the eyes of family and friends over the course of a week's time his impulsive, inebriated, and yet often courageous life is on display for all to bare witness. Characters of his life include a mother and best friend who adore him, a father and aunt who loathe him, a self-conscious new bride, and additional madcaps and sages who offer hilarity, wisdom, and their own personal perspectives on life’s tragedies and triumphs. This fictional tale of recklessness, psychosis, desperation, and opportunity is rolled into a darkly humorous account of Chicago’s South Side in an almost ancient and unforgettable era. For many - nocturnal street urchins, clubbing dance hall kings and queens, and the proletarian populace - the 1980s were fraught with the pain and neglect of the unrealized dream of becoming a Huxtable numbed by alcohol, drugs, and the grinding, bass-thumping pulse of a new melodic sound known as House Music. Each chapter is intricately linked creating a seamless tale between characters picking up from where the previous leaves off. Each character speaks directly to the reader without scene set-up or author interruption as if the character and the reader are in the same room. The Manifested Melancholy Magnificent contributes both historical and sociological perspectives of the oft-viewed superficial and fast-paced decade that at its heart was harsh, rhythmic, and beautifully somber.

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Eric James Rowell was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago during the 1970s and 1980s. He spent most of his adolescent years chasing the dreams of a typical male - girls, sports, and grades, while being mesmerized by the pulse of House Music. On any given Friday or Saturday night House Music was on most urban radio stations and was spun by local DJs in basements and clubs designed to stir erotic motion and emotion and wear out eardrums. Eric James Rowell attended Augustana College in Rock Island, IL, earning a Bachelor's Degree in Business. He also played collegiate basketball and earned a trip to the National Championship game during his senior year. Since graduating from college Eric has worked in numerous non-profit organizations designed to improved the lives of their members and clientele. For over 20 years Eric has written both poetry and prose and has been involved in youth sports. In October of 2000 he and his wife moved to India to coach basketball through the YMCA. Eric has recently earned his Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, IA. He currently resides with his wife and two children in Rock Island, IL. To offer comments to Eric's book you can contact him at erowellwrites@gmail.com.

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