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Andrew Levkoff

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The Other Alexander, book one in The Bow of Heaven series has won the 2011 Gold Award for Historical Fiction presented by eLit Book Awards.
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Andrew Levkoff grew up on Long Island, New York, got a BA in English from Stanford, then put that hard-earned degree to dubious use in the family packaging business. After a decade of trying to convince himself to think 'inside' the box (lots of them), he fled to Vermont where he attempted to regain his sanity by chopping wood and shoveling snow off his roof for 8 years. Like a fine cocktail, he was by then thoroughly chilled; what could be better after this than n
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I won't kid you, writing is hard. Many days I feel like a boxer who's just too tired to get back in the ring. But every now and then there come these transcendental moments when the characters speak to me, or a plot knot unravels with elegant simplicity, or a thousand perfect words appear on the screen as fast as I can type them. My favorite "best thing" is feeling I ought to stop for a bite of lunch only to find it's 5:30PM. I write for those moments. (less)
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The caustic, sharp-witted Greek slave Alexandros, the narrator of Andrew Levkoff’s Roman historical fiction trilogy “The Bow of Heaven,” is certain by the time he reaches the ripe old age of 49 that he knows the key to a happy life – obscurity:


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“He wore the memory of her embrace like armor, and though he knew it would not save his life, it would be all that was left to him to ease his passage into whatever lay beyond.”
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“We often find ourselves at ease with that with which we are most familiar, regardless of whether or not the trait serves us well in the end. Is that not yet another example of how we enslave ourselves?”
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