Gregory Borse is an Associate Professor of English and Philosophy at a small university in a large university system in the Midwest. He has previously published an anthology on World Literature (Other Canons: A Selection of Non-Western Literary Masterpieces, FountainHead, 2012) as well as a chapter on Hitchcock's "Psycho" and Stephen Frear's "The Grifters." He has presented on Shakespeare, Jane Austen, William Faulkner, as well as the Oral and the Literate in the Age of the Internet. He is married and resides with his wife and some of his children (those who have yet to reach escape velocity) and a very smart heterochromiatic Border Collie, appropriately named Bowie. The Incorruptibles is his first novel.
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Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, Incorruptibili--
We are in the final hours of the Publishizer Campaign (which ends at 8am tomorrow morning), and I cannot believe the response "The Incorruptibles: A Novel" has received so far. Thank you! When the campaign ends, in addition to the 9 publishers that have expressed interest and/or offered contracts (and I've received several), 30 more publishers will be queried. At that point, I will have to make a decision about where "The Incorruptibles" will find the best home.
I truly love this story and feel very blessed that I was able to tell it. I feel doubly blessed that you have indicated that it was a story deserving to be told.
That's why I'm being very careful regarding what publisher ends up getting a contract to actually publish it. You and "The Incorruptibles" deserve to find a home that loves the story and characters and that believes that the message the novel delivers about the peril humankind faces right now is one that deserves to find the widest audience possible.
The story of "The Incorruptibles" is fiction, to be sure. But fiction often tells the truth better than any science--as it can make intuitive leaps that science never allows. "The Incorruptibles," thereby, is speculative. But it is also cautionary.
The Catholic story of reality is that because the truth comes from God, everything that is true ought to be understood as from God. Sometimes those truths are not the ones we want to believe but, under certain circumstances, are ones we must. The Apocalypse is like that. It's a truth we don't want to believe. And yet we live during the End Times. We really do. Those eschatological meanings are the scariest to embrace--but imagine that we are not only the ones who must come to understand and embrace them, but become the heroes who play the crucial roles in that part of the grand Providential Play written long ago as it comes to pass.
"The Incorruptibles: A Novel" is one story about how that Divine Play is and has been coming to pass in the "real" world since the martyrdom of St. Januarius and, before him, the Ascension of Christ. Therefore, it traffics in recent history and seeks to lend some understanding to its meaning--not historically, but literarily. And it implies doubly that we have yet to discover those virtues that will give us the strength and humility to play the roles we've been assigned--and, yet, must accept or reject, if we are to find our place in the Providential Scheme.
We all agree that the meaning of life--both individually and generally--is the most important question. What we resist is that the answer to that most important question is a very, very specific course of action for each of us. "The Incorruptibles: A Novel" offers the reader an opportunity to witness one particular person's response to the dawning of this very existential problem.
Thank you for your interest and your support for this novel. I think you will not be disappointed in the book. And I'm writing "The Resurrectionists" (the sequel) even now and I promise that it will offer you the pay-off that "The Incorruptibles" does more than suggest. Stay tuned. This is going, I think, to be a very, very satisfying ride.
God Bless you and thank you.
Gregory Borse, author,
"The Incorruptibles: A Novel"