In the Company of Educated Men
By Leonce Gaiter
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-938231-84-1
ISBN (Ebook) 978-1-938231-82-7
CATEGORY: Literary Thriller / African American / Coming of Age
PAPERBACK LIST PRICE: $12.95
EBOOK LIST PRICE: $4.99
Lennie Ashland has graduated from Harvard, but his father's sudden death has shattered his dream life of entitlement and privilege. Aimless, Lennie buys a beat up Delta 88 sedan and takes his two best friends on a road trip to 'discover America.'
At a nondescript gas station in the hinterlands, a teenaged carjacker and a desperate runaway girl derail Lennie's grand plan, and take him and his friends for the ride of their lives. Now with the Feds, local police, and thugs in hot pursuit, these 'Young Turks' meet the blunt edge of a racial underclass reality in a way they could've never imagined.
Written in Gaiter’s bold and incisive style, his latest novel reads like a page-turning action narrative. In the Company of Educated Men is an edgy, hard-edged and powerful Urban Thriller.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Raised in New Orleans, Washington D.C., Germany, Missouri, Maryland and elsewhere, Leonce Gaiter is the quintessential army brat—rootless, restive, and disagreeable. He began writing in grade school and continued the habit through his graduation from Harvard College.
His nonfiction writing has appeared in the New York Times, New York Times Magazine, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Times, LA Weekly, NY Newsday, The Washington Post, Huffington Post, Salon, and in national syndication. His noir thriller; Bourbon Street was published by Carroll & Graf in 2005. His 2011 historical novel, I Dreamt I Was in Heaven was also recently published. He currently lives in Northern California.
REVIEWS / ADVANCE PRAISE
"This mix of crime thriller and road-trip story sends three friends on a psychological excursion into everpresent danger… That writing choice makes a big impact, and takes In the Company of Educated Men in a memorable direction, making it appeal to readers of both coming-of-age stories and crime thrillers."
– Foreword Reviews