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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Thrillers / Suspense
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Américo Prakak
  • Series Number:1
  • Pages:252
  • Hardcover ISBN:9781667806730

Américo Prakak and the Shadows

by Cliff Maksushimat

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This book is psychological fiction describing how childhood experiences impact relationships in the adult life. This story takes place in two different eras interspersed across time. Growing up, Américo and his friend confront bullying, poverty and sexual exploration. In later years, they reconnect after a long hiatus, where they face distinct challenges deriving from the aftermath of those psychological sequelae. In this particular time,their family, friends, and casual acquaintances suffer from their anxiety and harassment, taking everything to a breaking point.
The narrative of this book begins where the main characters are about to confront each other. The book outlines the cat and mouse game that pervaded their life long friendship. This novel is a meditation on suffering, friendship and mental anguish. Some of the themes in this novel encompass family dynamics, mental illness, the evolution and struggles of friendship, the impact of poverty, the consequences of harassment, the deprivation of sexual exploration and lack of self-love. This book will be of most interest to readers from younger to older adults. This novel is filled with psychological suspense, lyrical descriptions and achingly emotional events. The reader will be captivated from the beginning throughout the book, because of unexpected twists and turns, and thrilling incidents. This story although fiction, is informed by some true events. The reader will be left guessing who was Américo Prakak.
About the author
CLIFF MAKSUSHIMAT was born in a quaint town in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. After completing high school, he immigrated to the United States of America and settled in the City of Los Angeles, California, where he received a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Health Promotion from California State Polythecnic University, Pomona. He subsequently continued his education at California State University Los Angeles, completing a Master of Science in Healthcare Management and graduated with Honors. However, the arts have always figured prominently in the author's life. During his early studies, he focused on the liberal arts, which supported forays into different artistic endeavors and culminated in his pursuit of acting, painting and writing professions. To date, Cliff is penning his fourth book. His opera Prima Américo Prakak Captive of the Shadows has been well-received and garnered good reviews.