November 11, 2019: Cerphe talks with Michael André Fath about his two new books, Symphony for the Angels-his fourth novel and Life Changes, Yet Never Ends-his fourth volume of verse. They also talk about his band AMERICAN CRUSH and their new single and video, Madness on the Belgian rock label Mottow Soundz.
Michael André Fath on his Latest Books, Band and Being Signed to a New Record Label
ABOUT THE BOOK: Symphony for the Angels is a collection of four novellas, with two stories depicting pathos, courage, and resolve and the other two stories illustrating the complete opposite side of the spectrum—that of humor in the numerous guises that life continuously presents us. The diverse range of myriad characters gives each story its own identity, conceptual spirit, and philosophical purpose.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Life Changes, Yet Never Ends is Michael André Fath’s fourth published book of verse. His first three, Reflections of Darkness and Light, Amor est Conceptualis, and 28 Benedizioni di Rita, continue to gather fans and praise.
ALSO BY: Michael André Fath
The Conversion of Ronnie Vee is about psychology professor Ronin Maximus Van Valkenburg, who left his idylic college positon, due to a tragic event with a student/protg of his, to return to high school as a guidance counselor for the senior class students. His absolute intention being to try and reach kids earlier in their adolecense to help prevent future suicides, he discovers that this was indeed his true calling.
The main characters remind you of what many have experienced, especially in similar stressful situations, of coping with life during those so important and formative years of late high school, college and beyond.
The Conversion of Ronnie Vee is actually two very separate stories that more or less parallel each other, ultimately converging into an unexpected climax. The age-old philosophical dilemma of right and wrong is front and center here, specifically paying attention to the resulting boundaries of ethical, legal and even spiritual behavior.
As well, the “parallel narrative” will hopefully convey Gods intention and design for man and animal, with their connections (some obvious, some not so) and those compelling, characteristic traits that are truly one and the same.
Lastly, this author is Southern, and infused are the usual suspects: romanticism, humor, tragedy and retribution, all requisite characteristics of any Southern story.