Portland, OR— November 5, 2019 — Unsolicited Press announced immediate availability of Small Rooms and Others by J. Bryan McGeever. Small Rooms and Others is a stunning collection of essays and stories by James Bryan McGeever, a New York City school teacher. When McGeever accepts a position as an instructor at one of the most historic schools in the city, he unwittingly stumbles into the heart of billionaire Michael Bloomberg's era of mayoral control. As a result of the mayor's corporate version of education reform, McGeever's school is branded persistently dangerous and marked for closure.
McGeever experiences a gauntlet of unexpected challenges, not only from his students, but administrators and politicians, as well. His favorite pupil vanishes, only to reemerge with devastating news; a gifted writer comes out to him in an essay, and there are army recruiters knocking at his door during class. When an attack occurs inside his classroom, McGeever navigates a warren of bureaucracy that lands him inside the city's infamous 'rubber room' for reassigned teachers.
This tumultuous journey makes him worry if city schools are good enough for his own child. It brings conflict into his home, into his family affairs, and more importantly, it keeps him up at night.
J. Bryan McGeever was born in Southern California and raised on Long Island. His essays have appeared in The New York Times, The New York Post, The Christian Science Monitor, and Newsday, with fiction in Hampton Shorts, Confrontation, and The Southampton Review. He teaches English in New York City Public Schools and lives with his family in Brooklyn.
Small Rooms and Others by J. Bryan McGeever is available directly from the publisher (www.unsolicitedpress.com) and all major retailers. Ingram Book Group distributes the title to the market.
Unsolicited Press was founded in 2012 and is based in Portland, OR. The press strives to produce exceptional works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from award-winning authors.
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