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Runaway Empire

Runaway Empire

by Andrew Yorke
Runaway Empire

Runaway Empire

by Andrew Yorke



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�Heartwarming.� �One of a kind.� �Generation defining.� These are just a few of the many accolades used by critics and readers alike in describing the latest adventure from author Andrew Yorke, who delivers one of the pivotal stories of modern times. A story of atonement, great risk, and the triumph of the human spirit, Runaway Empire captivates readers with an experience that is both heroic and intimate.

On the day of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary, the media described the tragedy with a �gossipial� madness that left Arthur, a jaded college graduate, incensed. He felt compelled to act. When a serendipitous e-mail introduces Arthur to a committed band of young, flawed heroes, they set out together, determined to help the Newtown community. Though their adventure takes an unexpected turn when a high-speed chase leads them into the countryside, their journey together takes them deep inside their hearts and souls. And it transforms two strangers into passionate but conflicted lovers. When life finally returns to normal, all four have changed as they realize that to be an American, indeed to be human, means rising to the occasion in any way we can.
Yorke began Runaway Empire in the immediate wake of the Sandy Hook shooting, interviewing peers, taking notes on his conversations with strangers young and old, and digging deep into his own tribulations. The resultant story reassures us, inspires us, and reminds us that we each make the biggest difference when we allow ourselves to try. With a portion of the proceeds being donated to the non-profit organization Sandy Hook Promise, Runaway Empire delivers an uplifting experience, instilling hope and faith in ourselves and our futures.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940149504206
Publisher: Xteamartists
Publication date: 02/22/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Andrew began writing as a young child, authoring his first play at the age of five. He continued developing stories in short fiction and even a comic strip. When he first got his hands on a video camera, ideas found voice in a visual medium and he made several attempts at the cinematic equivalent of a backyard play. The intensity of his interest in the arts escaped the notice of many around him even as he spent years in music learning multiple instruments�horns, strings, and percussion. After recording three ambient albums in college, Andrew finally turned his full attention to the arts.

A media studies major returned him to his lifelong interest in story and cinema. With Kevin Michael, a close friend from college, he cofounded Xteamartists and produced his first feature, �Videotape�. Following that, stories that had lain dormant percolated in his mind. Several screenplays begat a reentrance into literature. In 2013, Andrew moved to the Dallas Arts District, where he currently resides and moves fluidly between life as a filmmaker and as an author.

In his pantry, you will find a large bag of Tootsie Rolls.

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