To Illustrate These Horrors

David Colin
David Colin Author Interview

Resignation follows a college graduate who is pursuing a job in human service provision but finds political and societal forces eroding his resolve. What was the inspiration for the setup to your story?

Frequently there is neither training nor any support at all for front-line human service positions of employment. Often the front-line workers are placed in very vulnerable positions that the employee is not equipped to handle. The front-line employee is often faced with a dangerous situation and the employee’s personal safety is compromised. This is frightening and unfairly challenging for the human service employee to be faced with.

Your characters are intriguing and well developed. What were some driving ideals behind your character’s development?

Human Services and Social Work fields are not gender-balanced in terms of who staffs them. Homophobia and misandry can prevail as such. I wanted to illustrate these horrors through my character’s actions and thoughts throughout my novel.

What were some themes that were important for you to explore in this book?

There are heavy themes explored in the novel RESIGNATION which may make some readers uncomfortable, yet they are presented in my work for the potential consideration of personage suffering from political/societal challenges. The narrator and other characters experience childhood abuse, abuse in the workplace, homophobia, gender discrimination, and misandry. These themes are respectfully explored in my work.

What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?

The title of my next novel is: THIS RIGOR OF DURATION. The work will be available during early 2022. This upcoming novel will explore controversial themes as well. Thank you very much for allowing me to be interviewed today.

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A recent college graduate naively pursues what he believes will be a meaningful vocation in the field of human service provision. Almost immediately, he faces a challenging descent of hardship and struggle as the multiple political and societal protests that surround him destroy his resolve. The protagonist’s only salvation is found in an enigmatic confidant, who lives in complete solitude with rooted inner trauma, yet selflessly provides his troubled young companion with the only source of genuine compassion and reason that the pensive idealist will ever be allowed to recognize as a result of the ill-fated pursuit that he was hardly prepared for.

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