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Area man pens new novel from a liberal view

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Mike Palecek, former editor of the Cherokee Daily Times and a contributor to the Pilot-Tribune, has just released a new novel, "Looking for Bigfoot," on Howling Dog Press (howlingdogpress.com).

Palecek has been a federal prisoner for taking part in aggressive peace protests, and ran for the 5th District Congress seat against Steve King in 2000.

He has written several books, often melding left-wing political views with a small-town America landscape.

"Mike Palacek's most recent work is nothing short of a wordview-shattering slice of reality," reviewer David VanThournout says of his latest effort. "It will enrage and embolden you to come forth and play your part in the unfolding of the future in America..."

Even the cover is bound to be controversial, featuring a "Bigfoot" monster looking at a billboard with the President's image, with the text appearing over a yellow ribbon design like that used to support the military in Iraq: "George Bush is a liar... a loose gun for hire."

January Magazine named "Looking for Bigfoot" as a staff pick for Best Books of 2005.

For more information or to order the book, see the web site www.iowapeace.com.