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Three narrators emphasize the strength behind community connection and belief in William West's "The Ascension of Mary"

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - s4story -- Following his 2018 literary debut, Evolution of a Young Man in Love, author William West releases his second novel, The Ascension of Mary (TouchPoint Press, November 22, 2021). The Ascension of Mary tells the story of Mary Hester, a 14-year-old violin prodigy adamant on her power to heal others. Readers follow Mary's captivating tale through a rotating point-of-view, shifting between Mary's diary journals, conversations between Mary and her mother Rachel, and the narration of next-door neighbor Jonah Culpepper.

Drawing inspiration from authors including William Faulkner and Toni Morrison, West's dive into Mary Hester's world through multiple narrators holistically and cohesively represents how each character fits into the dynamic neighborhood community at the heart of The Ascension of Mary. In doing so, West works to present humble outlooks on the importance of an individual's sense of belonging, with the ultimate hope that each reader can, "experience the feeling of unity that is possible but rarely visible in today's society."

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About the Book
The Ascension of Mary tells the story of Mary Hester, a 14-year-old violin prodigy, who moves to a new home near Chicago with her mother and discovers a ghost in her bedroom. Mary believes that the ghost is her father who gives her the power to heal others. When Mary begins to help others with her powers, strangers hoping to be healed show up at their house. Mary's efforts to help them turn tragic and Mary must turn to her family and her music to find answers to the losses in her life.

Readers can find The Ascension of Mary at https://bit.ly/AscensionofMaryWilliamWest. The Ascension of Mary will also be available from major book retailers in eBook ($4.99) and paperback ($14.99). Wholesale from Ingram and TouchPoint Press.

About William West
William West shares his time between Austin, Texas, and Traverse City, Michigan depending on the season when the weather is tolerable. He lives with his wife and two dogs. He began writing later in life after a lengthy law enforcement career in Santa Barbara, California. A co-worker once told him he seemed more like a college professor, which helped to steer him toward writing. His debut novel, Evolution of a Young Man in Love, was published in 2018.

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About the Publisher
TouchPoint Press is a traditional publisher of fiction and nonfiction. Our staff is comprised of professionals whose collective experience in publishing, editing, journalism, design, and marketing set the stage behind our growing list of published titles. We are proud to work with talented authors and strive to be as innovative and energetic as possible from acquisitions to promotion before and after publication.

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Jennifer Bond, Media Liaison for TouchPoint Press
***@touchpointpress.com


Source: TouchPoint Press
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