2013 will see the release of Aignos Publishing's first romantic drama, Happy That It's Not True.
After a devastating revelation that shatters his world, a man sets sail on a raft with several other men in search of a happier life. Out at sea, he tells a story as a way to work through his personal heartbreak. In transforming his experience into art, he constructs a tale which gives voice to the unloved, the lonely, the rejected, and those struggling to maintain their sanity. When the journey turns perilous, the storyteller becomes a guide, helping the men make sense of a life that may soon end.
As the evening grew dark there was a break in the clouds. One star appeared and then vanished. The most recent band of showers had produced enormous waves. Another rafter had been lost, unable to hold on to the dragon slithering across the expanse. The men stared at each other noticing their cuts and bruises, frightened by mutual hopelessness.
One of the men blurted out, almost in annoyance.
Go on with the story, but don’t mention anything about war, politics or prisons, or that sort of thing.
The storyteller, with swollen eyes and trembling lips gave the man a hateful look.
We’re past all that. Prepare yourselves, for what I have to say next is completely without violence or opinions or cleverness of any kind, and yet it is the darkest of all truths.
"I have edited over 20 books in the last seven years, and this is by far my absolute favorite. A masterpiece of literary fiction, it starts out like a telenovela and then transforms into a meditation on art and the way our lives influence our creations. This is an instant classic that immediately makes artist turned author Carlos Aleman the next big thing in literature. He has a natural ability that few authors with decades of experience can match." ~ Jonathan Marcantoni, Aignos Publishing