Six years. That's how long twenty-four year old Ezekiel Johnson has been away from his hometown, Cypress Point. As the seventh and youngest child with six older ruthless bullying brothers he left and vowed never to return. Ezekiel grew up hating his brothers for their bullying ways; always feeling neglected and picked on. He is longer that scared, timid little boy. He is a success w. Six years. And w the nightmares return with a vengeance. He gets the message to come home. All of his brothers are dead. His mother needs him. He dreads going back, struggling to find the courage to return to Cypress Point, comparing it to a free man willingly returning to slavery. Something terrible happened to him when he was in Cypress. Something so awful he can't bring himself to remember it. He arrives and discovers his brothers died a year apart in order of their births, on the same corner at high on, on the same day-March 15th. The Ides of March. It's w March 12th and unless he uncovers what happened he is next.
Gregory Townes was born and raised in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, New York Similar to the esteemed authors of the Harlem Renaissance, his writing attempts to redefine the boundaries of African American literature and expression. His interdisciplinary approach to writing brings together several genres into one, as well as several historical eras. His blend of history and fantasy can be traced to his early childhood years. His first book The Tribe is a powerful example of his symbolic and collaborative style. He draws upon the richness of both modern urban life and ancient culture within the context of an African centered perspective. As the oldest of eight children he would often entertain his siblings with creative bedtime stories. He is now the father of four, grandfather of one, and still telling bedtime stories.