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(Publishing-NewsWire.com, August 02, 2022 ) Denver, CO and Oak Ridge, TN - Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Kaleidoscope Facets: A Memoir on Darkness and Light by Frank Plasil, which is the author's most recent book to date. The 5.5 x 8.5 black & white paperback in the biography & autobiography / general category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail price of $16.95. The webpage at www.outskirtspress.com/Kaleidoscope_Facets was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.
About the Book (Excerpts & Info)
Dr. Plasil’s memoir spans a century. It begins with his escape from Czechoslovakia and continues to the present, transporting readers to Europe, points in the U.S., the world of science, and the privacy of his personal life. He presents his story chronologically through a series of stirring vignettes, writing in an authentic and passionate voice that does not hold back. Through the course of the story, he weaves together multiple themes in unexpected ways: family, identity, migration, assimilation, love, pain and loss, scientific endeavor, independence, and redemption. His personal story not only invites adult and young adult readers into his life; it will also stimulate their reflection on how to live.
We made our way to the American zone having used forged passports.
Frank Plasil was inspired to write his personal story well before his teen years. The inspiration came to him as a child when the following event took place:
“I was almost nine years old …. The car was speeding through the deserted streets of Prague, the capital of Czechoslovakia …. Soon we were in the countryside. With the moon behind them, the tall poplars which lined the road at closely-spaced, soldier-like intervals cast long shadows across our path …. We arrived in Bratislava … we stopped at the bank of a broad river, the Danube …. We descended to the water’s edge. Clouds covered the moon, and a light drizzle began to fall …. Soon a small inflatable rubber boat arrived .... Father and I were asked to sit on the floor of the boat. I could feel the water sloshing under the single rubber sheet on which we sat. We set out into the darkness ….”
Thus, Frank’s illustrious scientific career and life full of twists and turns as well as emotional highs and lows was launched. These formed the kaleidoscope facets of his life, as told in this memoir.
Deftly constructed at 238 pages, Kaleidoscope Facets: A Memoir on Darkness and Light is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the biography & autobiography / general category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Kaleidoscope Facets meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $16.95.
Additionally, Kaleidoscope Facets can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at www.outskirtspress.com/bookstore
ISBN: 9781977219060 Format: 5.5 x 8.5 Black & White Paperback SRP: $16.95
For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/Kaleidoscope_Facets
About the Author
Dr. Plasil was born in Prague, German-occupied Czechoslovakia, in 1939. After WWII, he escaped with his family from Communist rule and grew up in Geneva, Switzerland. He received a B.Sc. from the University of London and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. In 2002 he retired as “Corporate Fellow,” the highest rung on the non-management research ladder, from the Physics Division of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Travel is Dr. Plasil’s passion and he has done so extensively.
About Outskirts Press, Inc.
Outskirts Press, Inc. offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.
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