April 1, 2003: Headlines: COS - Namibia: Writing - Namibia: PR Web: Namibia RPCV Palmer Owyoung writes first novel

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Namibia RPCV Palmer Owyoung writes first novel

 Halycon Daze

Namibia RPCV Palmer Owyoung writes first novel

Hilarious Road Trip Tale

Village Market Press announces the release of author Palmer Owyoung's novel Halcyon Daze. A hilarious comedy about a woman having a quarter life crisis and her ensuing road trip.

April 1, 2003 San Francisco Ca.- Village Market Press announces the release of Palmer Owyoung’s novel Halcyon Daze,an offbeat, and original comedy detailing the journey of a group of late twenty-somethings, living in San Francisco, trying to find themselves, and make sense of the world that surrounds them.

It begins with Kalani Smith, a half-Chinese half-Caucasian woman from Hiawatha, Kansas who is having a quarter-life crisis. She has just dumped her fiance at the altar, is about to turn thirty, has a dead end job, is bored with life and still hasn’t had her first orgasm. So she leaves Hiawatha on a quixotic adventure in search of herself, her burgeoning sexuality, and to understand the meaning of the question that plagues her; what is a perfect life?

Juxtaposed against vignettes of her tumultuous past we follow Kalani as she drives across the country on her way to San Francisco and toward her dream of becoming a writer. Along the way she meets a motley cast of characters including an elderly Native American Medicine Woman, a cross-dressing ER doctor, and a stripper/psychologist.

Their search eventually leads them to Burning Man, this generation’s answer to Woodstock. Where they embark on a surreal adventure in the Nevada desert, and find an experiment in temporary community full of art, drugs, and a new perspective on life.

The author is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area and currently resides in Singapore. He has lived and traveled all over the world, including a two year stint as a Peace Corps volunteer in Namibia. Halcyon Daze is his first novel.

For a limited time the e-Book is being made available for FREE on the author’s website-http://www.palmerowyoung.com

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