Redemption or retribution? Questions will be answered; heroes will emerge…
Outskirts Press Announces the Release of Michael Deeze’s Latest Novel: For I Have Sinned
April 15, 2019 – Oregon and Chicago, IL and Denver, CO – Fans of Michael Deeze’s highly acclaimed debut novel, Bless Me Father, will be pleased to learn of the release of his second book, which continues the saga of the Casey family, a father and son scarred by war and struggling to relate to each other. For I Have Sinned has been published by Outskirts Press—the fastest-growing, full-service self-publishing and book marketing company.
Mick (Little Mick) Casey, a tail gunner in WWII, comes home from the war a hero in everyone’s eyes but his own. Scarred by the horrors he has witnessed, Little Mick does what many returning veterans do in order to cope—he learns not to feel. Stepping back onto the civilian streets, he assumes the perception of normalcy. He marries, has a family and tries to make a life in inner-city Chicago.
For I Have Sinned continues the saga of Emmett Casey, the son, and his transition from lonely rebel to decorated war veteran and a man who looks all too familiar to him, a man like his father—all earned the hard way. It’s a poignant tale of how a father’s inability or unwillingness to heal creates a love-hate relationship with his son Emmett, sending the child down a steep path of loneliness and self-destruction. Emmett struggles against the bonds of family loyalty and Catholic guilt along the way discovering allies that he never imagined could exist as he strives to embrace his own identity.
Michael Deeze was named one of the “Most Exciting Independent Writers for 2018” by Indie Authors Magazine for his short stories. For more information, visit his website at Michael Deeze Books.