On Tour 8/21/20 – 9/14/20 ”The Ancestor” by Lee Matthew Goldberg


About The Book:

Release Date: August 21, 2020

Publisher: All Due Respect, an imprint of Down & Out Books 

A man wakes up in present-day Alaskan wilderness with no idea who he is, nothing on him save an empty journal with the date 1898 and a mirror. He sees another man hunting nearby, astounded that they look exactly alike except for his own beard. After following this other man home, he witnesses a wife and child that brings forth a rush of memories of his own wife and child, except he’s certain they do not exist in modern times—but from his life in the late 1800s. 

 After recalling his name is Wyatt, he worms his way into his doppelganger Travis Barlow’s life. Memories become unearthed the more time he spends, making him believe that he’d been frozen after coming to Alaska during the Gold Rush and that Travis is his great-great grandson. Wyatt is certain gold still exists in the area and finding it with Travis will ingratiate himself to the family, especially with Travis’s wife Callie, once Wyatt falls in love. This turns into a dangerous obsession affecting the Barlows and everyone in their small town, since Wyatt can’t be tamed…

About The Author:

Lee Matthew Goldberg is the author of the novels THE DESIRE CARD, THE MENTOR, and SLOW DOWN. He has been published in multiple languages and nominated for the 2018 Prix du Polar. His Alaskan Gold Rush novel THE ANCESTOR is forthcoming in 2020. He is the editor-in-chief and co-founder of Fringe https://www.fringelit.com/ , dedicated to publishing fiction that’s outside-of-the-box. His pilots and screenplays have been finalists in Script Pipeline, Book Pipeline, Stage 32, We Screenplay, the New York Screenplay, Screencraft, and the Hollywood Screenplay contests. After graduating with an MFA from the New School, his writing has also appeared in the anthology DIRTY BOULEVARD, The Millions, Cagibi, The Montreal Review, The Adirondack Review, The New Plains Review, Underwood Press, Monologging and others. He is the co-curator of The Guerrilla Lit Reading Series and lives in New York City. Follow him at www.leematthewgoldberg.com

Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LeeMatthewGoldberg

Instagram: https://instagram.com/leematthewgoldberg

Twitter: @LeeMatthewG

Book Blurbs:

“Beautifully written, and capturing the unforgiving grit of Gold-Rush Alaska, Lee Matthew Goldberg’s THE ANCESTOR is a thrilling page-turner with an ache in its heart.” – Roz Nay, bestselling author of Our Little Secret and Hurry Home

A story that blends the familiar and the supernatural in a manner that calls Stephen King’s work to mind. That said, Goldberg’s book possesses a flavor all its own—a distinctive mélange of the sincere and the strange.” – Kirkus Reviews

“This thrilling novel is rich in descriptions of the vast, snowy, and deadly wilderness of Alaska; it ably captures the type of person who chases gold.” – Foreword Reviews

”A suspenseful historical thriller.” – Indie Reviews

“Jack London on a really dark day could not have given us a better story of loss, fear, and many kinds of, and attempts at, love in the Alaskan back country. From the icy opening battle of man vs. wolf you feel yourself in the hands of a master storyteller and that feeling never lets up.” – SJ Rozan, bestselling author of Paper Son.

“In The Ancestor, Lee Matthew Goldberg masterfully weaves together a story involving family and violence set against the backdrop of an unforgiving Alaska of both past and present.” – Andrew Davie, author of Pavement and Ouroboros

“Lee Matthew Goldberg is an animal—there is no other way to say it. His prose is heavyweight ambitious, as visceral as a sweaty-toothed dog at your throat. He evokes Robert Louis Stevenson as much as he does a modern thriller novelist. And I’ll be honest: I expected a crime novel, but I got a spell-binding epic, an epistolary revelation, a tale as rich as a paying gold mine. The Ancestor is more than a novel. It’s an ode to the rich tradition of adventure storytelling…seasoned with ample spice of love and violence and greed.”- Matt Phillips, author Countdown and Know Me from Smoke

Bloggers On Tour: 

Aug. 21st– Noor The Bookworm https://instagram.com/noorthebookworm

Aug. 21st – Dani Reads https://instagram.com/dani.reads.1225

Aug. 23rd –  Whimsicaly Me https://instagram.com/whimsicalyme

Aug. 24th – Bookish Heidi https://instagram.com/bookish.heidi

Aug. 28th – David L Morgan https://instagram.com/david_l_morgan

Aug. 28th – Gwendalyn Books https://instagram.com/gwendalyn_books_

Aug. 30th – Jackie Loves Books https://instagram.com/jackieslovesbooks

Aug. 31st- Lindas Book Obsession https://www.facebook.com/lindasbookobsession/ 

Sept. 3rd – The Weekend Booker https://instagram.com/theweekendbooker

Sept. 3rd – Nurse Bookie https://instagram.com/nurse_bookie

Sept. 10th – Delightfully Booked https://instagram.com/delightfullybooked 

Sept. 12th – Novels and Latte Book Club –https://www.facebook.com/groups/357651988042629

Sept. 14th Book N Cats N Coffee https://instagram.com/bookncatsncoffee


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