Book Brief: The Man with the Green Suitcase

The Man with the Green Suitcase
by Dee Doanes
Genre: Paranormal, mystery
61,788 words

What does…
A prostitute,
A corrupt businessman, and
A disfigured young woman
Have in common with a mysterious, old homeless man who carries a green suitcase?

The old man comes into people’s lives because it is important for them to experience the visions that he is somehow able to show them—visions that even he doesn’t understand. But whoever he connects with will go through a transformation that will change the course of their life, for better or worse. The old man has no memory of who he is or even what the suitcase holds.

This story is magical realism, realistic with paranormal elements, a mystery that needs to be solved, and a man and woman who will finally realize that they were meant to come into each other’s lives and remain forever.

This title is available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Dee, how did you come up with the title for your book? Does it have any special meaning?
It’s based on a poem I wrote with the same as my book title. Some of the words were, “His face filled with sweat. His eyes filled with fire. He’s waiting to be reborn. Until then he’s just walking. Just walking.” I thought, aha, this is the book!

Who was your favorite character and why?
Most definitely the old homeless man! He gives visions that come true and no one expects him to have this type of power. He’s has no control over the power. The old man is the engine that drives the story.

Does your book have any underlying theme, message, or moral?
Forgiveness is the theme. With the many flaws of my characters they’re still striving to better themselves and forgive each other. Forgiveness is the highest form of love. I wanted readers to think about forgiveness long after they finished my book.

What would/could a reader or reviewer say about this book that shows they “get” you as an author?
That I touched on multiple themes that point to a great life lesson to be learned. My book isn’t a normal paranormal book in that it reads more like general fiction with paranormal elements.

Give us an excerpted quote from your favorite review of this book:
“…darker side of lit; corruption, greed, lust, forgiveness, redemption and perception all bound together in the story of a handful of flawed individuals, each running from their own personal demons.”

Where can people learn more about your writing?


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