The Village Squires - Tales of Mayhem and Revenge
About the Book
The Village Squires –
Tales of Mayhem and Revenge
is an exciting and eye-opening story about a young and extremely talented rock and roll band’s path to professional status and acclaim. Yet, its members' underlying sense of justice and retribution, resulting from several childhood and young-adult traumas, presents the band with a collective and debilitating dichotomy...in that they sometimes, very purposefully, become vigilantes, creating a shared alter-ego/lifestyle; and, while unique and noble with intent, eventually sabotage themselves in terms of greater career success.
The main characters, Paulie Bayonne/lead vocals, Johnny Wilson/drums, Rocky Reeves/bass, and Mickey Franz/guitar, have all been best friends since junior high, growing up in a small city of Northern Virginia. Paul and John are one year older than Mickey and Rocky, and, by design, take on the roles of big brothers to each, respectively.
These four experience the intoxicating highs and anguishing lows of flirting with stardom, as well as all the trappings of the music business, good and bad; but, it's the ubiquitous enigma of righteous decision and dilemma of consequence that gives this story its underlying and psychological foundation, ending, quite possibly, with reasonable proof of the concept of “guardian angels”, after all.
About the Author
Michael André Fath
The Village Squires – Tales of Mayhem and Revenge is Michael Fath’s second novel. His first, The Girls of Yesterday, has received numerous, wonderful reviews, along with his debut book of verse, Reflections of Darkness and Light.
Michael is an internationally acclaimed rock and fusion guitarist and producer, with 40 records to his credit.
He is also a professional martial artist, and holds Master status and multiple high-ranking black belts in Taekwondo, Haidong Gumdo (Korean sword art) and Hapkido. Michael is also a sanctioned Muay Thai instructor, and is one of the highest-level, Israeli certified, American Krav Maga black belts in the US.
However, Michael’s greatest claim to fame is being the father of the two most magnificent daughters imaginable. Jade (25) and Sierra (22) are, without question, his light, love, and life!