FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Mark Givens / 909-293-9270 / mark.givens@pelekinesis.com

Title: Jex Blackwell Saves the World
Author: P. William Grimm
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date: May 8, 2018
Pages: 240
Binding: paperback
ISBN: 978-1-938349-77-5
Suggested Retail Price: $21.95

Claremont, CA – February 09, 2018 – Pelekinesis is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Jex Blackwell Saves the World, new young adult fiction from P. William Grimm, available May 8, 2018 worldwide.

Jex Blackwell Saves the World is a Dadaesque homage to Donald Sobol’s Encyclopedia Brown series, or perhaps a Sobolesque homage to the Dada movement. The main character is a sixteen-year old punk with a secret genius for medicine and an equal passion for music; but life in her native Los Angeles home - filled with dark, gritty city streets and strange, sometimes desperate characters - is not easy.
Emancipated from her abusive parents at fourteen and graduating high school early the following year, Jex lives alone and can’t quite convince herself to go to college. Instead, she spends her days quietly tending to her job as a librarian’s assistant, and her nights tagging walls and running from cops. In between, she uses her photographic memory and encyclopedic knowledge of medicine to help ease the pain of the disenfranchised dwellers of L.A.’s dark nights, daring to venture where even some trauma doctors fear to go.
Trying to cope as a not-quite-adult in a massively adult world, Jex may not be able to save herself, but she is determined to at least save the world.

Jex Blackwell Saves the World by P. William Grimm will be available through Small Press Distribution, Baker & Taylor, Bertrams, directly from the publisher's website, and in fine local bookstores worldwide.

The page at Pelekinesis for supplemental material is here: http://www.pelekinesis.com/catalog/p_william_grimm-jex_blackwell_saves_the_world.html

For more information please contact Mark Givens at 909-293-9270 or mark.givens@pelekinesis.com

About the author

P. William Grimm is an American writer and filmmaker currently living in London, England. He has previously released two novels, The Seventh and Counselor, as well as two collections of short stories, Valencia Street and Sick Sense of Hubris. His short stories have been published online in renowned blogs such as “HTMLGiant” and “Eclectica Magazine.” He has also written and directed several short films including the award-winning Valentine’s Day, as well as Arrivals --> Departures and American Spy in Europe. Educated at Boston University, Grimm’s influences as a writer include Kurt Vonnegut, Joan Didion, Charles Bukowski, Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett. He also digs Encyclopedia Brown and the Three Investigators.

About the publisher

Pelekinesis is a small book publishing company focusing on the development of independent authors and artists by creatively embracing the evolving publishing paradigm and utilizing modern distribution platforms. Full catalog and press material can be found at http://www.pelekinesis.com

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