Contact: Mark Givens / 909-293-9270 /

Title: Before. During. After.
Author: Philip Charter
Category: Fiction
Publication Date: April 15, 2024
Pages: 138
Binding: paperback
ISBN: 978-1-949790-86-3
Suggested Retail Price: $20.00

Claremont, CA – January 15, 2024 – Pelekinesis is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Before. During. After., new fiction from Philip Charter, available April 15, 2024 worldwide.

Before. During. After. is a novella-in-flash which presents a sequence of life-changing moments for a cast of twenty interconnected characters. The book is set in a small town in the USA, and focuses on the lives of students, teachers and parents of the local high school.
The action begins at the end-of-year ceremony in the sport halls, with Coach Primley set to address the students. Each character's story connects to the next moment of change before the action returns to the gymnasium. The event is marred by tragedy, as Primley suffers a heart attack on one of his last days at work. Other characters struggle with unjust legal cases, loan repayments and a fatal shootout at a local cafe.
Before. During. After. explores the themes of family, inequality and loss in modern American society.

Before. During. After. by Philip Charter will be available through Small Press Distribution, Baker & Taylor, Ingram, Gardners, directly from the publisher's website, and in fine local bookstores worldwide.

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For more information please contact Mark Givens at 909-293-9270 or

About the author

Philip Charter is a British short-fiction author who lives in Spain. He is the author of two collections and Fifteen Brief Moments in Time, a novella-in-flash. In 2021, his story The Fisherwoman won the Loft Books Short Story Competition and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

About the publisher

Pelekinesis is a small book publishing company focusing on the development of independent authors and artists by creatively embracing the evolving publishing paradigm and utilizing modern distribution platforms. Full catalog and press material can be found at


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