A sisterhood is called upon to prevent the coming of hell on earth...
Comments received on the parts of this work:
On Part Two: "This is bursting with terrific writing..." -- Jonathan Galassi, President & Publisher of Farrar, Strauss & Giroux
On Part Three: "Simply brilliant..." -- Claudia Menza, literary agent & poet
On Part One: "Geronimo Redstone's writing is like a collage of different literary forms. He excites the imagination with visions that challenge social conventions, while captivating the reader with lyric storytelling. What he does to the written page rivals what the finest of emerging artists do to a canvas." -- Lana Williams, award-winning fine arts advocate
On Part One: "One of the defining social issues of our time, both domestically and abroad, is the threat of gender violence. The Bachelor Scrolls -- Part One presents an inspiring literary vision of the empowerment of women and the eradication of sexism, misogyny and rape as means of subjugating the female will." -- Honorable Patricia D. McDow, former Majority Leader of the City Council of Yonkers, NY
The Bachelor Scrolls --
Part One: Isis Unleashed
What could an African-American journalist, an Indian scholar, a Jewish investment banker, and a Latin vocalist possibly have in common? They, along with thirty-eight other exceptional women, have been assembled on the night before Valentine’s Day. They have been summoned by a stranger—the sole male presence among them—who submits an eerie warning about a threat. And they will soon learn that there is a pervasive, hidden evil working to undermine their futures. Thereafter, these women will face a life-defining decision: pursue a controversial venture or accept their current lives.
The Bachelor Scrolls is a revolutionary work: a fusion of Gothic prose, political commentary and mythology—all within a tale of psychological & supernatural intrigue. It bridges 5,000 years of literary tradition by invoking images of ancient Egypt, the late 19th century, and post-millennial America as it takes the reader on a spiritual odyssey designed for our era. But while The Bachelor Scrolls revels in stylistic qualities of the past, it also is a caustic critique of the worst excesses of modern politics and urban culture. This urban fantasy and allegory—in three parts—hints at a dystopian future for male-female relationships, and it invites us to witness a remarkable scheme for reversing that fate.
Call it lyrical, disturbing, reverential, inspiring, or deliberately controversial, but it’s the one bachelor that all women should take to bed. In the not-too-distant future, gender politics will never be the same!
"1 in 3 women throughout the world will experience physical and/or sexual violence by a partner or sexual violence by a non-partner." -- World Health Organization (WHO)
The epic tale continues in The Bachelor Scrolls -- Part Two: Isis Invoked and The Bachelor Scrolls -- Part Three: Isis Awakes -- scheduled for later releases!