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About the author:
R. Roderick Rowe studied writing in college for several years, working as assistant editor, then editor, for his college’s literary magazine. He also spent a term as copy editor for his campus newspaper.
Throughout his career in writing, Rowe has published a number of short stories and poems, as well as a technical manual for power plant employees. Paradigm Lost, penned under a pseudonym, is far different in genre and style than anything he has written before.
Jamari and the Manhood Rites, Part 1
R. Roderick Rowe
In the year 2115, in the post-apocalyptic Pacific Northwest, The Tribe remains society’s best hope of survival—promoting harmony, and the sharing of resources, through a strict code of values.
He’s spent his life as a sheltered youngling of The Tribe. But now, young Jamari is ready to take the next step. Through a series of ritual trainings and challenges, he is prepared to undergo the process that will transform him from a boy into a man.
He has no way of knowing what the journey in front of him will hold—but Jamari is willing to do just about anything it takes to serve his branch of the tribe as a fully grown adult.
As he undergoes this rigorous physical and mental training, Jamari also finds himself delving into a new world of self-discovery, as his interactions with a mentor unlock passionate desires he never knew he had. Can Jamari learn to live by tribal code and abide by the Rule of Attachment? Can he perform his tribal duties for the betterment of the tribe?
4 out of 5 stars—San Francisco Book Review
“Author, R. Roderick Rowe, essentially takes current day society taboos and makes them the norm in the dystopian society in Paradigm Lost: Jamari and The Manhood Rites Part 1 as far as governing bodies, family make up and sexual preference. He does a great job of integrating events that have happened in our lifetime (i.e. September 11th, ISIS, use of natural gases, etc.) and adds them to the story as history for this society. As far as the role of government and how society is run, readers are allowed to see another, albeit fictional, possibility. The acceptance of homosexuality as a norm in this society and heterosexuality as simply a means to an end is a clever way to address how taboo and unaccepted homosexuality is now.”—Manhattan Book Review
- Publication Date:
- 1523817682 / 9781523817689
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Fiction / Coming of Age