Brick Tower Press and author Michael Medico will present a special event performance and reading from the new novel, The Sainted (A Chris Pella Novel).
It takes place on Monday, Aug. 1, at Turn of the Corkscrew, 110 N. Park Ave., Rockville Centre, at 7 p.m.
The author commented, “I’ve tried to make these events more than just a reading or signing. I bring in actors and we make the reading more of a performance where I am able to make the characters come alive. Many folks who attend say that it is more like a play and I am sure that everyone who comes to the event will enjoy themselves very much.”
Medico also commented, “Co-owners Carol and Peggy have made Turn of the Corkscrew a very special venue. The warm and intimate surroundings are enjoyed by all who visit the shop. The readers can find a new or favorite book and enjoy a glass of wine, beer or soft drink or something to eat while reading.”
Admission is free and the copies of the novel will be available for sale and signing by the author. Visit www.thesaintednovel.com
About The Sainted: A Chris Pella Novel
When you are eight years old, raised in a close Italian family, and attending a Catholic grade school in the Bronx, the epic battle between what is good and evil in this world is simply a part of what you learn in school. For Chris Pella however, these lessons come to life in a way he never expected. Author Michael Medico, takes the reader on Chris’ journey, from the moment his life was changed forever to his confrontation with the human embodiment of evil itself.
Chris Pella has a secret. He can communicate with the Saints through vivid, sometimes frightening visions that have overtaken him since childhood. It can happen in the blink of an eye that Chris is transported back in time where he learns from the men and women who would, thousands of years later, become blessed icons of the Catholic Church. Now, as a grown man, this secret remains his but when a close friend’s granddaughter goes missing, Chris must use his gift to find her.
The mystery unravels as characters, including Beth, a beautiful nurse, his Uncle Al, Suffolk County Chief of Detectives and Julian, the demonic presence enter into Chris’ life. What he must confront and what he is needed to do will change him forever and test his deepest-held convictions. Chris, aided by detective and surrogate father Uncle Al, is ultimately faced with a final confrontation that will leave his soul hanging in the balance.
Addressing larger issues of faith and morality against the colorful backdrop of the Bronx’s Arthur Avenue, Huntington and Northport on Long Island’s North Shore, Medico creates a world that is A Bronx Tale meets True Detective, meets Millions. His diverse characters and the haunting questions raised will remain with readers long after the story has ended and set an intriguing foundation for a series of more stories to come.
About the author
Michael Medico was born in New York City where he attended Power Memorial Academy. After graduation Medico joined the U.S. Navy and served stateside during the Viet Nam War. After being honorably discharged from the service, he attended Pace University and graduated with a degree in marketing and advertising. He founded an advertising agency and served as CEO for 35 years. He has written numerous articles published in various trade journals and has been a featured participant on many panel discussions and industry workshops.