Athens, OH Author Publishes Fiction Literature

June 25, 2024 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment News
Star Late Rising, a new book by R. Luce, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

Star Late Rising is both a novel and a theatrical performance focusing on four characters, an ensemble cast of three actors and a narrator who has written a play based on the events following the January 6, 2021, insurrection. This tour de force-a play within a novel-uses drama, comedy, reverence for history and literature, and a touch of surrealism to engage and challenge the reader on many levels.

About the Author
R. Luce writes fiction, non-fiction, plays, short stories and poetry. During his career as an educator and trainer, he wrote numerous professional articles, book chapters, promotional materials, scripts and more. As an actor, he has performed in and directed numerous plays and appeared in Ohio University student film productions. A graduate of SUNY Brockport, he earned M.A. and Ph.D. degrees at Ohio University in Creative Writing, American Literature and Rhetoric. After retiring from Hocking College in 2010 after 25 years as a professor of English, he became director of the Athens County Historical Society and Museum and later of the local men's recovery house.

Star Late Rising is a 156-page hardback with a retail price of $28.00 (eBook $23.00). The ISBN is 979-8-89127-751-9. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For members of the press, to request a review copy or author interview, please visit or to buy the book, visit our online bookstore at

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