The River Town (chapbook)

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One Candle Against the Night is a novel Brian James Freeman has been thinking about for a long time, but so far this chapbook is all that exists. He hopes to return to Stephen Smith’s crumbling world one of these days.

About the Chapbook:
Stephen Smith is a haunted man, a photographer who has documented the worst humanity has to offer. While traveling with his fellow journalists and their United Nations escorts into a war zone known as Los Manos del Diablo, Stephen is accidentally left behind when he tries to help a stricken young refugee no one else saw. She’s standing on a landmine and Stephen has neither the skills nor the necessary time to save her, so he will have to make a choice: try something insanely risky, something that might not even work and could kill him, too—or simply start the long journey home, leaving the girl behind to meet her fate alone. But even if he escapes the river town alive, there are many dangers on the road ahead…

Publication History:
Published as a chapbook for Patreon supporters in April 2018.

Publication Format:
Each chapbook Brian publishes for his Patreon supporters is “housed” in a custom-printed envelope with a fine linen finish and his private press logo printed on it in silver metallic ink. To make this chapbook more unique, the “endpapers” (the inside-covers) feature a printed “faux marble” artwork design. Each chapbook is also signed and hand-numbered. Limited to a print run of 100 copies.