by Michel Sauret!
Contest from 1/28 - 2/04. Scroll below to read about the book and enter.
About the Book
“Amidst Traffic” is a collection of high-caliber short fiction, compiled from Michel’s best work over the years. Some of these stories have appeared in literary journals and publications internationally. Every piece is crafted with a sense of compassion for the human spirit, while seeking answers about the conflicts we experience in everyday life. The characters inside will make you care about their struggles and hope for their redemption. But the most compelling aspect of this collection is how the ink from one story bleeds into another, creating a world of interconnected storylines. The lives of these characters don’t exist inside a fictional vacuum. Amidst the traffic of their chaotic lives, a larger picture will take shape around them. These stories will leave you in awe, move you emotionally and make you reflect on the impact your own life has on others.
About the Author
Michel Sauret was born in Rome, Italy, and is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh's English Writing department. He published his first novel, "Breathing God," at the age of 18, and has been serving as a public affairs specialist and journalist for the U.S. Army since 2004.
His work has won several journalism awards, including the Keith L. Ware, giving him the title of Army Journalist of the Year in 2008. His short story, "Lost in the Night" appeared in the anthology, "Best New Writing, 2008" and his story, "Three Straws" earned honorable mention in the Monty Culver Award in 2010.
Michel's literary writing style evokes strong emotions and compelling characters who often battle inner struggles. His aim is to create stories that grab readers by the collar and bring them into the high intensity and emotional curves of the storyline. His writing can often be incredibly lyrical and playful, and he loves surprising his readers with unexpected developments.
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