Contact: Mark Givens / 909-293-9270 /

Title: A Hairpiece Named Denial
Author: S. Sal Hanna
Category: Fiction
Publication Date: February 20, 2019
Pages: 410
Binding: paperback
ISBN: 978-1-938349-95-9
Suggested Retail Price: $22.95

Claremont, CA – November 22, 2018 – Pelekinesis is pleased to announce the upcoming release of A Hairpiece Named Denial, new fiction from S. Sal Hanna, available February 20, 2019 worldwide.

Wipe that smile off your face is a redundant expression,” Alice claims, “for the cheeks of the face are the only cheeks that can support a smile.” Alice, an extraordinary writer of comic prose, is an elderly wealthy widow with no heirs who had kept her wealth a private matter. She crafts a unique plan to give away seven million dollars. A HAIRPIECE NAMED DENIAL tells her story as she unleashes her creativity, generosity, wisdom, and offbeat humor. Throughout the narrative, Alice interacts with a young man who holds a B.A. in Philosophy and wears an Elvis-pompadour hairpiece. She hires him as her “deluxe cleaning lad,” to use her label. Set in a small town on the Great Plains in the nineteen-eighties and beyond, the comic novel harbors serious insights into the human condition.

A Hairpiece Named Denial by S. Sal Hanna 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:

For more information please contact Mark Givens at 909-293-9270 or

About the author

S. Sal Hanna has published two books with university presses - BEYOND WINNING (The University Press of Colorado) and THE GYPSY SCHOLAR (Iowa State University Press). Besides writing, Hanna dabbles in art. He created large abstract sculptures of metal, stone, or wood.

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


Supplemental Material

(click to download)