Friday, February 24, 2017

New Indie Book Release: The Flowers Need Watering (Marcus Lopés)

New Indie Book Release:
The Flowers Need Watering - Marcus Lopés
Literary Fiction / Family Drama (225 Pages - February 2017)

The Flowers Need Watering is a story of one man’s struggle to understand the meaning of family — a penetrating meditation on loss, truth and betrayal, and, ultimately, the redemptive value of forgiveness.

"[...] it kept me on my toes and Mateo in particular was a well thought out and complex character. The author manages to change your opinion about him more than once. Liking him, disliking him, liking him again. really quite good. Writing-wise the book is top notch. Very well written throughout. I'm hopeful to see more from this author soon." - Reader Review

About the Book

The Flowers Need Watering (Marcus Lopés)
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Mateo Borden, after his spontaneous decision to come out to his parents at twenty, ends up a devastated young man when they disown him. A year later when his best friend, Liam Robertson, takes a job in New York City, the last thing he expects is to be asked to go, too. Mateo’s decision to remain in Halifax and, consequently, his rejection of Liam’s declaration of love, shatters their friendship. Broken and angry, Mateo tries to redefine family and friendship in the face of these two overwhelming losses.

Years pass and, as the novel opens, Mateo has come of age. He’s twenty-nine and a rock star on the literary scene. He is, for the most part, living a happy life, surrounded by the people who matter to him most — Simon Denault, his partner of five years; Melinda Borden-Grey, his feisty older sister; Zane Grey, Melinda’s even-tempered husband; and his precocious nephew, Xavier.

Until a call in the middle of the night puts Mateo on a collision course with his past, and leads to two life-altering reunions — one with his dying father, Peter; the other with Liam, who has quietly returned home.

About the Author

Author Marcus Lopés
Author Marcus Lopés

Marcus Lopés is originally from Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia.

Since 2003, his writing has been featured in Canadian and international literary journals, both in print and online.

In addition to his passion for writing, he’s an avid runner and amateur chef. He currently lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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