“A passionate…story about a sense of place, purpose, and revised objectives that keep readers thoroughly immersed…”
– Midwest Review of Books
LOS ANGELES, CA, September 15, 2020 /Neptune100/ — Son of Nothingness, A Novel of Appearances, is a new Sunstone Press release from award-winning author Ona Russell. A literary and historical hybrid, the story picks up on the life of Andrew Martin after Russell’s novel Rule of Capture—hailed by the LA Times as a “must read”—left him accused of a murder he did not commit 25 years earlier.
In Son of Nothingness, Andrew is now an attorney—professionally successful, but emotionally unfulfilled. As a Chicano who has gained acceptance in the white world, he is tormented—by his identity, memories of his father, and a curious affliction that leaves him feeling as if his own leg is an imposter in need of removal. While Andrew’s internal struggle increasingly bubbles to the surface, another kind of journey begins when he embarks on an investigation into Nazis employed by the US government—a true part of our nation’s past that hasn’t made it into the textbooks.
Russell explains “Andrew’s journey is both specific and universal. While he is a man of his time, he is also an Odyssean wanderer searching for home.”
Son of Nothingness is another “must read” from an author whose penchant for blending little-known historical facts with a deep empathy for the complexities of human nature renders her stories informative, deliberately imperfect, and highly relatable.
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Ona Russell, PhD., is an author, educator, lecturer, and mediator. She has written multiple award-winning books: Rule of Capture (Silver Medal winner, 2015 IPPY Awards); The Natural Selection (Finalist, 2009 California Commonwealth Club Book Awards, San Diego Book Awards, Next Generation Indie Awards); and O’Brien’s Desk (Pen/Faulkner nominee). Russell also lectures throughout the west coast on her original, interdisciplinary course, Literature and the Law.