Books by Alex Clermont… cause I write
This April I published a short story titled “Missing Rib” exclusively as an eBook through Amazon’s Kindle store! It’s a story that I’m really proud of, having worked on it on and off for some time, and pouring a bit of myself into it over that time.
It’s hard to categorize, but it could be called a contemporary romance. However, I think it’s more than that. It’s written with wit and introspection, while dealing with the emotions that come with searching for your other half, especially if your not sure if they exist.
“Missing Rib” is available only on Amazon as an eBook, and the $.99 price point is pretty nice, I think. I hope you enjoy the read; I hope you spread the word. Most importantly, I hope the story leaves you feeling better than before.
“Andrew McCarthy thought he found his other half. His other half didn’t agree, and since their break up he’s been moping around his apartment reliving the past. That stops the day his best friend Donald brow-beats him into being a groomsman at a wedding.
The day is filled with events, both tragic and funny, which make Andrew think about what it means to have family; to find love and to lose love. He’s forced to confront what it means to find someone who fits him, like a missing rib.”
In 2012 I published my first book, Eating Kimchi and Nodding Politely: Stories About Love, life, Death, and Discovery From an American in South Korea. It’s a collection of some of my short narratives about my life in South Korea, many (but not all) of which are on this site. They’ve been fine tooth combed for errors, and scenes have been added, as well as a few extra stories.
It’s available as an ebook for $2.99 in all major formats (Kindle, Nook, iPad etc.) as well as a physical book for $6.99. Below are links to purchase Eating Kimchi and Nodding Politely. Enjoy the read, enjoy the book, and spread the word.
Lulu (For a hard copy)
Amazon.com (For the Kindle and for a hard copy)
Barnes & Noble: (For the NOOK)
iTunes Bookstore: (For the iPad or iPhone and iPod touch)
Imagine leaving behind everybody and everything familiar to live in a foreign country where you don’t speak the language and don’t know a soul. Worst yet, you look different from everybody there. People find your cultural norms insulting, and you can’t get a date to save your life.
Imagine you wrote a book about your time there…
Eating Kimchi and Nodding Politely: Stories About Love, life, Death, and Discovery From an American in South Korea is a collection of snapshots that cover the two years that Alex Clermont lived in the country of South Korea as an English teacher. Scribed with a flair for humor, emotion, character and depth, these introspective narratives don’t act as a travel guide. Instead, they are creatively written windows into the life of someone discovering new things about himself, the world, and the people who he shares it with-all while stuffing his face with kimchi.