Plymouth, Indiana USA – 11 May 2015 – Ray Gleason will host a reception to announce the release in paperback of his novel, The Violent Season, 6:00 PM EDT , Saturday, 23 May 2015, at It’s You Gallery, 101 South Main Street, Culver, Indiana.
The Violent Season is a coming of age story of three young men whose lives are changed irrevocably by the Vietnam War. The story travels over a wide landscape from the peaceful river valleys of upstate New York to the war-torn mountains of Vietnam. The narrative transcends the “good guys vs. bad guys” cliché to portray good people, American and Vietnamese, caught up in unthinkably grim and violent circumstances.
Ray Gleason is a retired Infantry officer, writer, and educator. During the Vietnam War, he served three combat tours as an infantryman and a ranger. Recently, he taught leadership ethics at the Culver Academies. Gleason lectures in Medieval Literature at Northwestern University, teaches academic writing at Purdue, serves as a reserve police officer in Bourbon, and coaches baseball at Triton High School.
Gleason will also be introducing his latest novel, The Gabinian Affair, the first installment of the Gaius Marius Chronicle, which will be released in Fall, 2015 by Morgan James Publishers of New York. The Gaius Marius Chronicle is the memoir of a retired Roman officer who served Caesar and eventually his son, Octavius, throughout the Gallic campaigns and the Roman civil wars.
The reception for the release of The Violent Season will offer readings, refreshments, literature, and fine art in Culver’s stylish new art gallery, “It’s You!” Signed copies of The Violent Season and Gleason’s A Grunt Speaks will be available at the reception.
Gleason’s books are available locally at “It’s You!” and the Culver Coffee Company, 634 East Lakeshore Drive, Culver. They are also available on-line through Amazon or directly from the website of the publisher, Unlimited Publishing, LLC of Indianapolis.
The Gabinian Affair is available for pre-order on Amazon.