"A courageous exploration of the power of love and sexuality to transcend institutional boundaries,"
After the terrorist attacks of 9/11, Cash joins the Navy to become a US Navy SEAL. During training he meets Danny Stone, and they embark on an epic odyssey across the globe filled with sex, love, hardship, and growth. In Thailand, Danny is raped by a fellow shipmate, and makes Cash swear to never tell anyone. Torn between loyalty to Danny and a blind quest for justice, Cash ultimately testifies and becomes the key witness in the criminal trial of the accused. During the journey to the Court Martial, Cash and Danny's sexualities become a matter of personal discovery, as well as public knowledge used as evidence to invalidate their testimonies and service to their country, placing them in direct conflict with the court, as well as the entire US military. Told through shifting narratives between men and the sea, across continents and perspectives, Second-Class Sailors is about two men’s struggle to pay the price of truth, and the courage it takes to stand against unbeatable odds, and to overcome them.
FreeLancelot Publishing is a independent press whose goal is to produce literary work that is genre-bending, genre-less, and gives voice to unrepresented voices, as well as work that defies convention, challenges literary norms and advances the form of the written word. We are experimental, questioning, and always evolving.
About the Founder...
Lance Garland has a history of entrepreneurial and editorial experience. He founded "The South-Seas Report," a Naval newspaper, and was fiction and managing editor of the University of Washington's literary journal Bricolage while an undergrad. After graduation in 2012, he founded FreeLancelot Publishing, to release his naval novel, Second-Class Sailors, as the flagship book for the publishing house.