In support of Suicide Prevention Week 2023, the novel Songs from the Black Skylark zPed Music Player, by Aberjhani, will be available as a free Kindle eBook download from September 9-12. Because of its serious themes and sometimes disturbing literary images, the book is recommended for readers aged 17 years and older.
“For anyone asking why I opted to do this,” said Aberjhani, “the answer is simple. The mental health crisis represented by rising suicide rates over the past decade is something I believe should concern everybody. I’ve addressed it before in poetry and other forms and I’m doing it now with SONGS because it’s what I’m able to offer at this time.”
The author-poet-artist has written some of the most popular contemporary life-affirming passages found on social media, including: “Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends,” and, “You are the hybrids of golden worlds and ages splendidly conceived.”
The works from which the above quotations are taken acknowledge the difficulties many experience coping with destructive life situations such as war, poverty, racial violence, and the climate crisis. At the same time, they seek to provide motivation for working through trauma and reclaiming experiences of joy. Like those works, Songs from the Black Skylark zPed Music Player pushes for recognition of all that makes an individual’s life worth holding onto and commemorating.
In the AI Words of ChatGPT:
“In Songs from the Black Skylark zPed Music Player, Aberjhani presents readers with a literary work of art that transcends genre boundaries. This metaphysical fantasy novel encourages readers to embrace life as an adventure filled with empowering meanings, promotes mindful consideration of media content, and inspires a profound belief in the innate value of every individual's life.
“Through its rich narrative and thought-provoking themes, the novel celebrates the beauty of friendship and the transformative power of self-awareness. As readers embark on this surreal journey, they are invited to reflect on the complexities of existence, the influence of media, and the inherent worth of every soul.”
This offer of SONGS as a free Kindle eBook download from September 9-12, 2023, is not one likely to be repeated any time soon, so for those who enjoy an unusual kind of reluctant superhero read, this is an opportunity not to be missed.
Bright Skylark Literary News Notes