Apollonia weaves historic Civil War history into a tale that crosses multiple genres and takes on multiple perspectives. The protagonist, 21st century everyman Jonathan Chase, travels through time in search of a woman from 19th century Savannah, having fallen in love with her based on a faded photograph he finds in a long forgotten album.
As he accompanies Apollonia Foley on a long and mysterious journey replete with Confederate espionage, personal danger and the massive military campaigns of 1864 America, Jonathan becomes not only a witness to but a participant in the action. His struggles with the moral dilemmas of the times and the paradoxes and challenges of his own time displacement, provide the backdrop to a sweeping love story that blooms on the battlegrounds.
About Christopher Leppek (Denver, Colorado Author)
Christopher Leppek has made his living as a writer throughout his entire adult life. He is a professional journalist, long associated with Denver’s Intermountain Jewish News as a reporter and editor. His freelance work has appeared in The New York Times, the Rocky Mountain News, the Navy Times, The Pueblo Chieftain, and many other publications.
In addition to 'Apollonia' (Palaver 2016), he is the author of the mystery novel 'The Surrogate Assassin' (Write Way Publishing 1998), a Sherlock Holmes pastiche, and the co-author, with Emanuel Isler, of the horror novels 'Chaosicon' (Write Way Publishing 2001) and 'Abattoir' (Dark Moon Books 2012). The latter work is credited as the inspiration for the feature film 'The Charnel House' released in 2016.
A native of Saginaw, Michigan, Leppek lives in Denver with his wife, Lisa, and sons, Noah and Adam.