Covid Story Time

by Nowick Gray


This month marks the release of two new books offering fresh takes on the whole traumatic Covid catastrophe. In subverting the dominant narrative, both books enlist the force of creative truth-telling and demonstrate the undeniable power of the human heart. Both also supply ample leads for further research.

‘The last two years have not been a medical emergency, but a test of critical thinking skills and the ability to discern between liars, thieves, money whores, and the forces of evil versus truth tellers and those committed to freedom, liberty, and the forces of good.’ —Jim Quinn

1. Much Ado About Corona: A Dystopian Love Story, by John C. A. Manley

The topic of Covid is both overripe and overdue, since the full story cannot be easily told. While the captured mainstream media has blared nonstop propaganda for universal injections, the alternative media continues at a disadvantage in gaining access to mass minds. Perhaps this fictional facsimile, by the author of the popular newsletter of the same title, can help bring the whole picture into focus. That, after all, is the purpose of fiction: to crystalize the truth of a human predicament, casting wise light and uncovering deep truths.

The pace of Manley’s story is enlivened by wry repartee while it charts a personal awakening to knowledge and power, true caring and love. Along the way there is space for relaxed exploration of family dynamics, politics and theology, even role-playing games.

The central relationship of Vince, the protagonist, with his Ojibwe grandfather accompanies his navigation through the hall of mirrors of Covid policy. At the same time it links the oppressions of Canada’s past, including the genocidal residential schools. The wry Elder offers a powerful portrait and voice to speak for a more sustainable and humane future.

The novel is rich in its realistic portrayal of small-town (Moosehead) Ontario, featuring a cast inclusive of all ages, races, and walks of life. We engage with those who stand for our own aspirations for freedom, justice, understanding, affection; and we witness those who oppose, in thrall to other motivations: fear, safety, conformity. The star attraction is the outspoken dissident town baker, Stefanie, who works a charm on the slowly awakening Vince.

The characters in this novel are not mere caricatures, but living beings in all their inherent contradictions, played out before us. If we’re lucky or stubborn, we will have experienced just such interactions in our daily drama; if we’ve been keeping full social distance, we will hunger to know what it is like to air our fears and rages, resentments and derailed desires, and to hear the testimonies of our fellow prisoners, unmasked, unredacted.

John Manley’s embodiment of the emblematic story of our time engages our attention with full authenticity and redeeming humor. This rendition at once shrinks the world to a recognizable size, and expands our own bubble to the scope of the shared trauma, the better to acknowledge it and bear witness to a healing transformation. The result is both artful and true to our experience—one that never will be forgotten.

Preorder now to reserve your copy of the ebook at its March 30 release.

2. Covid Narrative Remix: Two Years of Dissent, by Nowick Gray

Unauthorized transmissions of a coronavirus skeptic, these collected essays critique the global agenda with the voice of the natural human spirit. Nowick Gray’s weekly articles for The New Agora offer a holographic time capsule of the Covid era. Witnessing the manufactured crisis as a war on humanity, the writer’s lens sheds light on the narrative sabotage carried out as its primary strategy. Against that weapon of moral destruction, pen turns to sword in the ongoing battle for our body and soul, our truth and freedom.

The titles of the two main sections of the book, Narrative Sabotage and The War on Humanity, are inextricably linked. Both are ongoing and have been present from the outset. Narrative sabotage has been the chief strategy of the global coup, as well as its enduring endgame. The war on humanity was launched in earnest in March 2020, and apparently its proponents will not rest until our takeover, depopulation, and replacement has been complete.

But then, neither will we rest in serving nature’s mandate—resisting technocratic control with the power of truth, and fulfilling our destiny in freedom.

Order now in ebook or paperback format.



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More books exposing the COVID-19 agenda

Corona, False Alarm? Facts and Figures by Karina Reiss, PhD and Sucharit Bhakdi, MD.  Chelsea Green Publishing. October 2, 2020.

Covid-19: The Greatest Hoax in History by Vernon Coleman MD. September 29, 2020.

COVID Operation: What Happened, Why It Happened, and What’s Next by Pamela A Popper and Shane D Prier.  Hitchcock Media Group LLC. Oct. 13 2020.

COVID-19 and the Global Predators: We Are the Prey by Peter Breggin MD and Ginger Breggin.‎ Lake Edge Press. Sept. 30 2021.

Pandemia: How Coronavirus Hysteria Took Over Our Government, Rights, and Lives by Alex Berenson.  ‎ Regnery Publishing. November 30, 2021.

The Real Anthony Fauci: Bill Gates, Big Pharma, and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Skyhorse. Nov. 16 2021.

The Truth About Contagion: Exploring Theories of How Disease Spreads by Thomas S. Cowan MD and Sally Fallon Morell. Skyhorse. Feb. 22 2021.

The Truth About COVID-19: Exposing The Great Reset, Lockdowns, Vaccine Passports, and the New Normal by Joseph Mercola, DO and Ronnie Cummins. Chelsea Green Publishing. April 29 2021.

What Really Makes You Ill? Why Everything You Thought You Knew About Disease Is Wrong by Dawn Lester and David Parker. December 21 2019.

Nowick Gray is a regular contributor to The New Agora and also offers perspectives and resources for alternative culture and African drumming. Subscribe to his Substack (New World Dreaming) or visit his  writings website at

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