My first novel Point of Venus is now up for sale on Lulu.com (paperback) and Amazon, Barnes and Noble etc. in both paperback and E-book. I wrote it because I had the most intense dream of my life on February 22, 2005. I woke up in tears and longing, in that order. The tears left, but the longing hung around for years until finally in 2009 I figured I better write it out. Three years later, I finished it. I put it aside. The day before my father died, in the funeral parking lot right after picking out a casket, I get a call from a publisher about putting it in print. Six months later, it is manifest.
Part of getting it out there is setting it up in Lulu and Amazon and that entails choosing a genre. For Amazon, I finally settled on contemporary fiction – Coming of Age. That’s true. But if I could write in a genre, I would call it ‘Abstract Sensualism’. I believe it is an entirely new genre of fiction. Someone suggested Baudelaire would fit, but he’s been dead for 140 years so I am staking claim and I don’t think he’ll care. I invent words; I misuse already existing words according to the mechanical editors of my book and the Chicago Manual of Style. I suppose words taste differently to me than Noah Webster.
In any case, if you’ve read this far then you are probably interested in my book and the dream that inspired it. Well, the link to buy the book on Lulu is below. I’m on Amazon if you search my name (Lee Barton) and Point of Venus. The dream was with a woman in a jewelry store. The woman is best described from the book:
‘Lona Margolis, early 30’s, half American and half Russian blood, tall and slender, dark blonde hair with a deep featured face like you could pick a strange fruit out her eye sockets when she blinked. She carries the heir of a mystical jungle, a burgeoning sensual modern Eve.’
So, my abstract sensualist novel is possibly a very elaborate personal ad, or the most sensual projection of my anima my higher self could conjure. I guess we’ll find out. I know which one I prefer.
Please know my writing style is different noise; it takes a few listens before the rhythm settles in. So be patient with it and I think it will reward you as it has me. I wish everyone a path of ever-deeping self awareness in the most peaceful, non-violent and sexiest way possible.
–your resident Love Jedi