Luminarium, by Soho’s Alex Shakar, will be released this August. Life has changed dramatically for George Brounian in a very short time. Once, he was the co-CEO of a successful business in New York City, creating virtual paradises. Now he lives with his mother, while his brother lies in a coma, and the company they built together is snatched away by military contractors. When a beautiful woman promises him an answer in the form of a new neurological study which offers peak experiences and a spiritual rebirth, George struggles to define what is real. Soon, he receives emails and texts, apparently from his unconscious brother.
Luminarium is a novel that entertains, while examining the role of the virtual in shaping the real and reaffirming the power of a brother’s love. Look for it later this year.