Monday, September 3, 2012

WV Stitcher visits with Anthony Caplan author of Latitudes: A Story of Coming Home

Latitudes Book Tour 

Anthony Caplan, author of the young adult novel, Latitudes: A Story of Coming Home is guest posting at WV Stitcher on Tuesday, September 04, 2012 about his favorite books.

Caplan is on virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book  during September to talk about his book, the writing life and his future projects.

About Latitudes: A Story of Coming Home 

LATITUDES – A story of one boy overcoming dysfuntion, dislocation and distance…
When Father and Mother, a highflying young American lawyer and his party-hard bride, fall prey to the self-destructive lure of alcohol and sexual liberation, Will and his sisters pay the price in divorce and kidnappings that take them back and forth between the rain forest hideaways of coastal Latin America and the placid suburbs of Long Island. Will identifies with the oppressed workers laboring in his father’s fast food restaurant and longs for American freedom. Father remarries the daughter of a local aristocrat, and Will is sent off to the hothouse world of a New England boarding school.

Swimming in a sea of Fair Isle sweaters and LL Bean boots, Will discovers a core of resilience in himself that allows him to survive, thrive, and ultimately embrace the flawed and varied worlds he inhabits. Will reconnects with his Mother, sinking into a New York City world of Irish bars and one night stands he cannot save her from. With a little help from friends, and a high school Shakespeare class taught by the school’s closeted gay athletic trainer, Will begins to see the possibility of finding his true path. Latitudes charts the birth pangs of a quest for self and soul — from a tropical childhood to a coming of age on the road.

You can purchase the book in kindle or book format at Amazon.

If you would like information about a book tour, please visit my blog, Writing Daze or email Rebecca at

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