RELEASE: SOUL COLLECTOR is the urban folklore fiction readers are looking for
Female-founded creativeonion Press publishes black bard Duvay Knox’s first gripping novella
“This is the most important book of the year,” says Manny of Duvay Knox’s new novella, SOUL COLLECTOR, on Amazon’s book reviews. “I LOVED this book!” says Douglas. “If you’re looking for an honest, authentic, satirical, unpretentious, unapologetic mindbender that kicks you in the teeth and makes you ask for another, then this is for you.”
Hailing from the South, Duvay Knox is a longtime soothsayer, comic, and purveyor of urban folk tales. Knox’s first formally published work, SOUL COLLECTOR, has been long anticipated by his followers and offers a boon to the all too underserved market of black and urban literature. Chapter after page-turning chapter, SOUL COLLECTOR captivates readers with the convoluted politics of collecting souls for Hell’s “Head Niggas In Charge,” with quick wit, startling honesty, and a few gut punches.
Knox’s language is preserved in its authentic form, down to the spelling, creating a cultural experience that has been historically suppressed by traditional publishing. “Language is organic, evolving according to the preferences of those who use it,” notes editor and publisher Marjorie Steele in a note of clarification in the book. “As an artform, fiction should be allowed to express itself in all manner of forms. Regardless of how many grammar Nazis they offend.”
The first in an ongoing series and upcoming body of works by the emerging author, SOUL COLLECTOR is not only the epic debut of a master storyteller, but also a representation of anti-colonialist independent literature at its finest.
SOUL COLLECTOR is available from new, woman-owned independent publisher creativeonion Press in print at creativeonionpress.com, bookstores, and major online retailers, and in ebook from major ebook platforms. Wholesale and library purchasing can be made through Ingram Content Group. Media issue requests may be emailed to email@example.com.
About the Author, Duvay Knox
I cum outta the South, by way of Louisiana and Tennessee, wit these Tales you see listed on this page.
Life has turned me into a Savage Writer of black pulp fiction, black exploitation, black folklore, and black erotica — gritty shit that makes you wanna laff, cry, scream or make nasty love.
RUMOR has it I was born frum the last nut in my Daddys sack. And came into this world when HE came.
Needless to say, my birth was traumatic.
Thus, I arrived heah wit an Attitude.
The Doctor slapped me, and I slapped him back.
And so mah Journey began.
To find Myself.
I ran them Streets.
I walked the Path.
I graduated frum Sidewalk University.
I got my PH.D frum the School of Hard Knocks.
I still haven’t found Myself.
But I did find my VOICE.
So Imma take my time and tell my Stories.
About the Press
creativeonion Press is a brand new, independent publisher of cross-genre literature, focused on fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, spirituality, and divergent cultural perspectives. Woman owned and operated, creativeonion Press is the love child of Medium.com dropout Marjorie Steele and the myriad of unpublished, outsider authors who have inspired her. Anti-colonialist at its core, the Press welcomes voices from a diverse range of socioeconomic perspectives, and its titles are selected to stimulate and intrigue readers in underserved markets such as black literature. creativeonion Press is also the publisher of COSGRRRL, a nerd literary magazine founded in 2017. Books for purchase and more info are available at creatvieonionpress.com.
Contact: Marjorie Steele, Publisher
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