Irving S. White has just published his first novel, MOSAIC -- the story of a young screenwriter, Sam Greener, on an odyssey from Hollywood to Manhattan to Israel, as he follows a famous author seeking the movie rights to his Nobel Prize-winning novel. The story was inspired by the author’s own life and relationships.
In the course of the novel, Greener is forced to confront his historical roots and loyalties, with an ultimate test of courage (and his own future) as he faces Arab terrorists who threaten his family’s life. As the novel begins, Greener finds himself huddled in the grass outside a cottage in his kibbutz, as the terrorists have taken over the children’s quarters. How is this for a first sentence of a story:
“Sam Greener, thirty-four years old, ten thousand miles away from his Los Angeles home, with a rifle in his unaccustomed hand, was soundly frightened by the immediate noises of death before him.”
Irv White is a screenwriter/producer with several feature films to his credit, including the screenplay for The Magician of Lublin (1979), the film version of the Isaac Bashevis Singer novel. He holds two graduate degrees from the University of Chicago: a PhD in Clinical Psychology and a Masters in International Relations.
MOSAIC is published by Amazon Kindle as an ebook. You can download it for $4.99 by clicking here. I know the author, and can confirm that the book gets your attention from the first sentence and holds it. It is the story of a lifetime.