A Reservoir Man
A Reservoir Man
by L.J. Ambrosio
A Reservoir Man, critics have hailed this explosive and timely work as “a must-read coming-of-age story of 2022.” Twists and turns further pull the reader in to Michael’s action-packed tale, with powerful themes, from betrayal and family to secrets and identity. “Be sure not to blink because you just might miss a pivotal moment in Michael’s rousing, larger-than-life story.” -- R.C. Gibson, Indiestoday.com. “This book is a dream, a gamble, a utopia, even.” -- Kalyan Panja, Bookmarkks.
Nick and Michael talked a lot about the draft and how soon they would be drafted after graduation. Nick said he was going to Europe for six months right after graduation, spending some time with his family in Cyprus.
He asked Michael to go with him, telling him that, “You can get a student deferment for seven to eight months while independently studying in a foreign country.”
Michael got excited, not because of the deferment, he realized that this was what the British Victorians gave their male children. When they graduated, they sent them to the continent for an extended time. The deferment was more attractive to Andy than having a Victorian son. Frances was very uneasy about this venture.
Michael told Andy, “Do not buy me a car for graduation. Send me to Europe.”
Andy agreed but the deal was that Michael had to use his graduation money as well. Michael got his deferment and bought his ticket to Amsterdam on Lufthansa Airlines. Nick’s brother worked for TransCaribbean Airlines, he gave Nick free plane trips through Europe and Cyprus. Michael bought a Frist Class Eurail pass for three months. This permitted him to go first-class from city to city in Europe with no reservations, nor restrictions, for as many trips as he wanted. They both were skipping graduation.
Though Andy and Frances felt bad not seeing their son graduate, they knew this adventure was important. His parents went to the airport with him, watched him go through customs, and stood looking down at him entering his gate. He promised to write every day and to light candles in every church he visited for the family. Michael was just twenty years old but felt as if he had already lived a lifetime.
About the Author:
Louis J. Ambrosio ran one of the most nurturing bi-coastal talent agencies in Los Angeles and New York. He started his career as a theatrical producer, running two major regional theaters for eight seasons. Ambrosio also distinguished himself as an award-winning film producer and novelist over the course of his impressive career. He taught at 7 universities in the United States.
Q&A With the Author
What did you enjoy most about writing this book?
It was releasing the past from the soul and coming to terms with my good and bad decisions it was my way in saying sorry to those I hurt especially in love. It helped but the memories are still there.
Do you have any other books you are working on that you can tell us about?
I am working open a buddy book about a younger straight man and an older gay man and like Steinbeck they have Adventures with Charlie going cross country and somewhat in Europe. It is called Reflection on the Boulevard
Can you tell us about what you have planned for the future?
Getting ready to leave. Loving my children and providing for them in what appears to be a not-so-great future in the world.
How long have you been writing?
Not counting the numerous graduate school papers and grant applications 6 months
Anything more you would like to say to your readers and fans?
Remember if you knit paint arts and crafts and or write you are all artists, we all have the artistic vein in us be proud of that show it off as much as possible. Those Reservoir Men are right behind you trying to take it away. God Bless You.
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