Paul Cumbo, an English teacher at Canisius High School, has published his first novel, “Boarding Pass.” Dog Ear Bookstore, located at 688 Abbott Road in South Buffalo, will host a reading and book signing with Cumbo at 6 p.m. Friday, May 31.
This tale of two young men in their early twenties — one of them a Buffalo native — chronicles their rugged journey from adolescence to early adulthood. Each is struggling with the challenges of the quarter-life crisis encountered by so much of today's youth: the decision-making juncture when push comes to shove concerning career, relationships and personal identity. A sympathetic but honest look at “Generation Y,” “Boarding Pass” captures the simultaneous idealism, confusion, innocence and potential of two American millennials at a defining moment of self-discovery. The novel is both a coming-of-age tale and a critical look at the Baby Boom version of the American Dream.
The author has self-published the book under his own local small-business imprint, One Lane Bridge Publications. It is available for direct purchase from the author's website at www.paulcumbo.com, through Amazon and at local bookstores.
In addition to teaching English, Cumbo is a rowing coach and director of domestic and international service programs at Canisius, a Jesuit high school for boys in Buffalo. He lives in the city with his wife and son.
For more information about “Boarding Pass,” please visit www.paulcumbo.com or contact the author at firstname.lastname@example.org.