#FictionofForgiveness Opens at #4 on Amazon New Releases

Wyatt has hate in his heart for the wrongs done to him, and Tyler has jealousy for those who have passed him by.

"Forgive your enemies, but always remember their names," said John F Kennedy before he was gunned down in Dallas. Our lives are far less dangerous, but still our use of "I'm Sorry" and "I forgive you" are minefields that do little to create happiness. To forgive or not to forgive, that is the question although forgiveness, authentic or not, is a lynchpin to leaving our mark on the world. O'Reilly uses the avant garde medium of philosophical fiction to deliver his take on this aspect of the human condition. His journalistic work has appeared on  CBS, ABC, NBC and CNN, including AC360 and The Situation Room.

From the Author

Our world is beseiged by a thousand calamaties, but none is more pressing than that which erodes our personal senses of individuality, aliveness and humanism. For it is these qualities that give us the wherewithall to battle with and find solutions to all the other issues facing us. Tyler, the youth and Wyatt the man navigate life as best they can learning the importance of personal awareness and communication to help to quell the savage beast of progress amidst the backdrop of the three poisons of greed, anger and delusion.

From the Back Cover

Life is an endless navigation among people asking for or granting forgiveness. Some say that asking forgiveness weakens a person's self-esteem by putting themselves beneath another. Others believe that it is the surrendering to others that creates the chance for redemption.  But as President Kennedy said "forgive your enemies but always remember their names."  O'Reilly delves into the genre of philosophical fiction to explore our options for peace and vengeance in the real world.       In this fictionalized memoir, the author describes a transformed experience of living in the age of the Virus. It's time to take a fresh look at the subject of forgiveness so that we might take our best shot at redemption. O'Reilly's work strives to break conventional literary models, making no apologies and asking for no forgiveness.


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