Contact: Mark Givens / 909-293-9270 /

Title: Epiphany of a Middle-Aged Pilgrim
Author: Peter Wortsman
Category: Memoir
Publication Date: December 10, 2021
Pages: 286
Binding: paperback
ISBN: 978-1-949790-47-4
Suggested Retail Price: $18.00

Claremont, CA – September 11, 2021 – Pelekinesis is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Epiphany of a Middle-Aged Pilgrim, new memoir from Peter Wortsman, available December 10, 2021 worldwide.

In the short personal essays that comprise Epiphany of a Middle-Aged Pilgrim, Essays in lieu of a Memoir, author Peter Wortsman, best known for his original prose fiction and stage plays, and his translations from the German, follows in the footsteps of French essayist Michel de Montaigne, taking stock of life in middle age. His perspectives, including childhood fear, chronic insomnia, ironing a shirt, getting a haircut, having a skin cancer removed, travel at home and abroad, a consciousness of getting older, et al, and concluding with a reflection of life in lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic, make for a rich mosaic of memories meant to spur readers to seek out their own epiphanies.

Epiphany of a Middle-Aged Pilgrim by Peter Wortsman will be available through Small Press Distribution, Baker & Taylor, Bertrams, directly from the publisher's website, and in fine local bookstores worldwide.

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About the author

Peter Wortsman is the author of works of fiction (A Modern Way to Die, Cold Earth Wanders, Footprints in Wet Cement, and Stimme und Atem/Out of Breath, Out of Mind); stage plays produced in the U.S. and Europe (Burning Words, The Tattooed Man Tells All); a travel-memoir, Ghost Dance in Berlin, for which he won an Independent Publishers Book Award; a book of physicians’ profiles (The Caring Heirs of Doctor Samuel Bard); and an anthology, Tales of the German Imagination, which he compiled, translated and edited). He has also translated numerous texts from the German, including works by Peter Altenberg, Heinrich Heine, Franz Kafka, Heinrich von Kleist, Robert Musil and Mynona). Wortsman was a Holtzbrinck Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin in 2010.

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


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