Portland, OR— July 7, 2020 — Unsolicited Press announced immediate availability of GRAVY, a multi-genre collection of writings about life after 70 by New York author Ron Singer.
GRAVY is a multi-genre collection covering life after seventy. Divided into five sections, Ron Singer writes on the preoccupations of the elderly: accountancy, books, activism, and family (surrogate and real).
The tone of the book follows this dictum, quoted from A VOICE FOR MY GRANDMOTHER, a memoir of my maternal family that is included in GRAVY: “There are few things I hate more than stories about lonely, impoverished oldsters sitting by their windows feeling bored and bereft. I don’t even like these characters when they turn up in English murder novels as the neighborly snoops who peep through the curtains for twenty years until one fatal day they see something which solves the whole case. They, and the writers, for that matter, should get a life. Anyway, they, the writers, need better plots.”
Ron Singer, b.1941, has been both a lifelong resident of New York City, and one who has traveled to, lived in, and written about the wider world. For forty-four years, Singer was a teacher and writer. Singer’s life and writing have both featured political activism. For instance, while he was in South Africa working on a book, he was invited to read poetry at a memorial for activist/poet Dennis Brutus. The book is Uhuru Revisited: Interviews with Pro-Democracy Leaders (Africa World Press, Red Sea Press, 2015). It can be found in libraries around the world. Singer is also the author of THE PROMISED END.
GRAVY is available as a paperback and ebook from all major retailers.
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