Beaumont, TX–Lamar University Press has announced the forthcoming publication of Four-Peace, a novel by Kevin K. Casey. The novel is based loosely on Edward Fitzgerald’s Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, one of the most loved poems of the Victorian era. According to the publisher’s description of the the book:
Jason Spearman is a lonesome cowboy from Isom, Texas, and he wants only to dodge entanglements and get on down the road. Or so he says. He is also frequently in trouble with the bottle, out of touch with the people around him, and haunted by idyllic memories of the Texas of his youth. Every deliberate effort to further separate himself from trouble leads Jason to magical places with unforgettable characters. Set to the rhythm of the Rubiayat of Omar Khayyam and against the striking beauty of San Francisco and Northern California, Four-Peace is an often humorous, always moving story about finding meaning amid the transitory nature of existence.
Born in Texas, Casey has worked as a California-based and later Colorado-based marketing writer. He has published two series of children’s books, and his short fiction has appeared in Amarillo Bay. Four-Peace is his first novel.