Available where books are sold starting on April 19, 2022
"Obele delivers an entertaining web of twists and turns in this New York-based organized crime thriller...Obele has crafted an enticing tale that will keep readers guessing until the end...Fans of gritty, organized crime thrillers will appreciate this story's layers of mystery and intrigue."
"Obele explores serious and controversial topics such as misogyny, sexual abuse, hate crimes, and other strong themes in this well-crafted work that hooks readers from the very first page. The tension builds up steadily into an explosive climax. In turns disturbing and utterly suspenseful, this thriller with nuanced characters and excellent prose is intelligently and masterfully executed. " (5 stars)
"Obele takes a dark crime setup and makes the most of it through clever twists and intelligent plotting. His skillful use of crime landscape lends plenty of atmosphere to accompany the tale's lessons of determination, caution, courage, and integrity. Along the way, he delves into loneliness, alienation, regrets, familial bonds, friendship, trust, betrayal, heartbreak as well as the controversial themes of male rape, racism, and faith."
"Chiuba Obele's immersive story delivers a beguiling beginning. He deftly handles sensitive topics such as rape, misogyny, and racism...Further, evocative conversations are eye-opening and thought-provoking, making this illuminating as well as escapist entertainment...[T]hriller fans will find this a well-layered story that offers a satisfying brew of romance, crime, and mystery."
"[Y]ou will find this a highly entertaining read...Not every novel should read like a fairy tale, and this story brings you very realistically into a world you would never want to encounter but enjoy being immersed in while reading...Highly enjoyable read."
"The Orientation of Dylan Woodger is an excellent book for crime novel enthusiasts and anyone who would like to broaden their understanding of the macro-level social issues men face in the age of modernity." (5 stars)
"The novel's major strengths include how it explores white supremacy, feminism, misogyny, and sexual assault of both females and males. Author Obele brings philosophical and psychological depth to the gun-and-run crime sprees."
"Obele's mystery is persistently engaging...The novel touches on serious issues, including sexual assault, misogyny, and racism."
"The Orientation of Dylan Woodger is a bold debut that takes positive risks in subject matter, interwoven with a gripping mob thriller." (4 stars)
"This unique, first-person spin on the gangster genre is visceral-with plenty of energy, heart, and a social conscience."
Grim, dark, and emotional, The Orientation of Dylan Woodger... is an immersive mystery tale from start to finish.
The Orientation of Dylan Woodger was selected by Ink & Cinema among twenty-two submissions out of 567 scripts, books, short stories, and stage plays that feature a crime story (Top 4%)
CHIUBA EUGENE OBELE is a poet, writer, and author of The Orientation of Dylan Woodger: A Central New York Crime Story. He can usually be found reading a book, and that book will more likely than not be a crime fiction novel. Chiuba lives and works out of his home in Boston, Massachusetts. When not absorbed in the latest page-turner, Chiuba enjoys spending his summers vacationing with his parents, siblings, and nieces and nephews.