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Hector Lassiter series

The entire Hector Lassiter series and a collection of Lassiter short stories is being made available in eBook and uniform trade paperback editions over a course of mere months.

Each novel features a new introduction and reader discussion questions, along with new covers and overall packaging.

I see these as the definitive Lassiter editions and they will in fact represent the first paperback editions available in English of PRINT THE LEGEND and ONE TRUE SENTENCE.

There's something else very different about this edition of releases.

Readers of the Lassiter series know time is used in a most unusual way in the novels. The books are designed to present a larger story and arc for Hector when the series is viewed as a whole.

However, the novels can also be read in any order. Upon original publication, the first four novels jumped back and forth through time, with Hector variously presented as an older and younger man.

The new releases of the Hector Lassiter series will try for something different. We're presenting the books in roughly chronological order—at least in terms of where the main story starts as the novel opens. In other words, the repackaged series now begins with ONE TRUE SENTENCE, the fourth novel in original publication sequence, but the first novel chronologically.

Set in 1924 Paris and featuring Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein and a host of other historical notables from the period, that novel is now followed by its intended sequel, FOREVER'S JUST PRETEND, enjoying its first-ever publication.

FJP completes another story, revealing how Hector became the guy we come to know across the rest of the series: "The man who lives what he writes and writes what he lives."

Also now available are repackaged, expanded version of TOROS & TORSOS (1935), and two new Lassiter novels, THE GREAT PRETENDER (1938) and ROLL THE CREDITS (1940).

The rest of the repackaged series will soon follow with the all-new THE RUNNING KIND (1950), HEAD GAMES (1957), PRINT THE LEGEND (1965) and the never-before-seen THREE CHORDS & THE TRUTH.

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