The Man Who Screams At Nightfall…
and other stories
by Rush Leaming
January 16 - February 10, 2023 Virtual Book Tour
Thailand. The Congo. Greece. Spain. America…
Four continents and 40+ years in the making.
The Man Who Screams At Nightfall is a landmark collection of short stories depicting a young man on a classic voyage of self-discovery, scouring the earth in search of some purpose in life.
From childhood to parenthood and everything in between—these tales are at times raw and unflinching, at other times poignant and moving.
Get ready for a literary journey unlike any you’ve experienced before.
WARNING: Some of these stories contain strong language, depictions of graphic violence, and sexual situations.
Praise for The Man Who Screams At Nightfall...and other stories:
"A powerful, gritty, and exquisitely written anthology —not to be missed."
J. Miller, Reader's Favorite
"A short story collection that excels in its sense of literary psychological growth and discovery. Libraries looking for interconnected short stories that represent life journeys and revelations will find The Man Who Screams At Nightfall...and other stories an appealing acquisition that promises much fodder for discussion to book club readers interested in fictional blends of psychological and social revelation."
Midwest Book Review, D. Donovan
"Sharply observed, nuanced, precise, and morally challenging..."
"Leaming's light hand with dialogue and keen sense of human psychology create a book that highlights weighty issues by putting a compassionate human face on human struggles. Sharp, inventive, and deeply moving: a fine literary collection."
"Without a lengthy description of the characters, just enough to provide the imagery necessary to identify them, he catches and holds the reader's attention like no other I've experienced in the hundreds of books and stories I've read over the years."
Reader's Favorite, L. Allen
Genre: Literary Fiction
Published by: Bridgewood Publishing
Publication Date: November 2022
Number of Pages: 150
ISBN: 0999745670 (ISBN-13: 9780999745670)
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Immersive collection of gritty short stories that I know I will read again and again.
The Man Who Screams At Nightfall and other stories is a collection of fascinating short stories written by their author over several years’ time. Each mesmerizing piece is a gem, and with only a few paragraphs, I was deeply drawn into the time and place of each story. It was so easy to melt into the reading.
There are eleven works in total, some gritty, some terrifyingly tense, and many also heartbreaking. But each is told, seemingly, from the point of view of one young man at different stages of his life. I read all of them in one evening, and although very satisfied when I was done, I wished I’d spread them out to make that first-time reading last longer. I don’t go out of my way to read short story collections, but this book may have lit a desire to do so. I will also be looking into this author’s other, longer works as well.
Many of the stories are set in exotic locations. The title story is set in Zaire in the 1990s, before the country became known as The Congo. The sheer eeriness of the tale raised the hair on the back of my neck. But besides the dark tales, there were also moments when I couldn’t help but laugh, such as in “Happy Hour at the Pub Madrid?” However, I'm still feeling affected by the final story, "A Way To Go Home."
I highly recommend THE MAN WHO SCREAMS AT NIGHTFALL to readers of literary fiction and short stories.
RUSH LEAMING has done many things including spending 15+ years in film/video production working on such projects as The Lord of the Rings films. His first novel, Don't Go, Ramanya, a political thriller set in Thailand, was published in the fall of 2016. His second novel followed suit in the summer of 2018, entitled The Whole of the Moon, set in the Congo at the end of the Cold War. 2021 saw the 5-star reception of his crime thriller Dead Tree Tales. His short stories have appeared in Notations, 67 Press, Lightwave, 5k Fiction, and The Electric Eclectic.
He has lived in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Zaire, Thailand, Spain, Greece, South Carolina, England, and Kenya.
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