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Fresh new book subverts genres and genders, creating an intricate literary jigsaw puzzle

This playfully irreverent work of fiction subverts genres and genders, creating an intricate literary jigsaw puzzle with an ending that will make you want to go back and try to reassemble the pieces.

 
PRLog - May 9, 2012 - The seemingly impenetrable control center of Wise Woman, Inc.’s datacenter casts an air of otherworldly serenity, with time becoming an abstract concept made manifest only by the clocks tracking the hour across twelve time zones in this climate-controlled fortress of technical sophistication. So when a series of attempted breaches of the network firewalls and electrical shutdowns turn the midnight calm into alarm, computer specialist Lauren is confronted with an all too urgent need to decipher if the source of these cyber-attacks is a hostile band of hackers or some sort of implanted ghost in the machine. With the recent death of Wise Woman’s founder and chief executive, Claire Wise, and a tumultuous sell-off of the company’s publicly traded equities set to recommence with the opening bell of the stock exchange, the very survival of this progressive, socially responsible corporation hangs in the balance.

Hunting for Sparrows is a clever and captivating play on the conventions of literary genre and traditional gender roles that subverts stereotypes and assumptions through a riveting, thriller-paced tale of greed and moral bankruptcy. With a healthy dose of humor that ranges from wry to mordant, this fresh take on a classic brings to life the hyper-real hue of life amongst West Palm Beach’s social registry and inside its shadowy corridors of corporate power. Here we find Thelma, Claire Wise’s daughter and the novel’s improbable heroine. She arrives in South Florida like a fish out of water, having spent her recent years in Boston living the life of an over-educated, disengaged woman of privilege. As Thelma’s hunger for certainty and closure leads her deep into a miasma of danger and duplicity, Hunting for Sparrows takes us into a world of soap opera histrionics and intense psychological reflection in which lives are lost, reality is challenged, and loyalty becomes indistinguishable from deception. It is a cautionary tale that plots the fine line between justice and revenge, which once crossed has the nasty habit of corrupting the just. Can paranoid delusion be explained away by the fact that people really are out to get you? Hunting for Sparrows is an intellectually adventurous and refreshingly inventive tale with an irreverent, playfully ironic heart that will keep you guessing with each turn of the page. It is an inspired literary jigsaw puzzle with an ending that will make you want to go back to the beginning and try to put it together again.

Now available in paperback and Kindle http://www.amazon.com/Hunting-for-Sparrows-ebook/dp/B007I...

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Source:Beatrice Gerard
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Industry:Fiction
Tags:financial thriller, feminist, feminism, revenge, post-modern, psychological thriller, post-modernism, florida thriller
Last Updated:May 09, 2012
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