FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Creed Room
A Novel of Ideas
July 1, 2006 --
Aegis Press is pleased to announce a truly brilliant novel for our time, The Creed Room, by Daniel Spiro. The author has fused the intrigue of conspiracy with the insights of philosophy to produce a novel sure to excite both hearts and minds. In the tradition of Dostoevsky and Albert Camus but endowed with particularly American sensibilities, Daniel Spiro is sure to make a mark in the world of philosophical fiction.
From the novel’s back cover:
“Sam Kramer is the kind of school teacher who is born to provoke—whether it’s his students’ thoughts or his principal’s anger. In his classroom, he’s in charge. But he soon finds himself a pawn in someone else’s classroom when he responds to a cryptic ad in the Washington Post and visits an old Victorian mansion. There, he and eight others are given a proposition: for a handsome fee, work together over the next several months to develop a new creed for humankind, a unifying philosophy that will give hope to an increasingly divided world. The group starts out with great devotion to the man who brought them together. What they don’t realize until later is that this “benefactor” may in fact have created the creed room for his own, more sinister purposes.
Daniel Spiro’s characters pull no punches as they spar about religious fundamentalism, racism, poverty and the question of God. Sometimes, these characters find common ground. They also find romance. And in the end, they change history.
The Creed Room is a dramatic, thought-provoking journey through the ideological divide that now strangles the American soul. Fortunately, Mr. Spiro doesn’t simply diagnose the problem; the “creed” he offers as a solution succeeds in marrying many of the best ideas on both sides of the Great Divide.”
About the author: Daniel Spiro is a native of Bethesda, Maryland, where he currently lives with his wife, two daughters and two bichon frises. A graduate of Stanford University and the Harvard Law School, Mr. Spiro is a Trial Attorney for the United States Department of Justice. He is also the Coordinator of the Washington Spinoza Society, a discussion group sponsored by the Goethe-Institut Washington. Mr. Spiro has published works on the role of religion in the public schools and the philosophy of education. The Creed Room is his first novel.
Pub. Date: 4/1/06
ISBN (10): 0-9747645-2-3, CIP data
ISBN (13): 978-0-9747465-2-8
Publisher: Aegis Press
Specifications: Hardcover, dust jacket, 5.5 X 8.5 inches
Length: 352 pages
Distributed by: AtlasBooks (800) 247-6553
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