Lesedi – The Greatest Lie Ever Told

Lesedi book cover

Lesedi book coverSmashWords should be done chewing on the title soon and it should get pushed out to all of the regular places, sans Amazon.com. The book also has its own Web site which you can find here. Given all that is currently going on in the news I decided to release this novella I wrote as part of the 2014 NaNoWriteMo.

If you are worried about the 0.99 price and don’t wish to risk that much on an ebook, visit the Web site to find out more about the book before splurging.

Here is a brief snippet from the book.

“The morality of rational self-interest?” questioned Katie.
“Good,” said Lesedi.
“Good what?” questioned one of the boys from the back.
“She recognizes the two things are diametrically opposed,” answered Lesedi. “Rational self-interest is never moral. Many call it ‘Me and My Syndrome’ because your only interest is in yourself and your family, but, mostly yourself. Itis exactly what you see right now. Looting, raping, and murder. Living for the moment and your own benefit without fear of consequences or consideration of any other living being. Are any of you aware of what the plaque on the Statue of Liberty says?”
“Something about your tired and poor,” said one of the boys.
“Huddled masses,” said the other.
“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door,” quoted Lesedi. He drove in silence for a while until Katie finally spoke up, “You memorized that?”
“When I arrived in this country I went to that island and sat staring in wonder at that statue every Sunday, weather and schedule permitting for the first year,” answered Lesedi.

Given all of the news chatter about Executive Orders and immigration roundups I decided to share this.