Published by Langdon Street Press on October 25th 2016
Genres: Literary Fiction
Source: Sprk It
A TECHNOLOGY EXECUTIVE CHARTS A HIGH-RISK,UNCONVENTIONAL PATH WHILE GRIEVING THE LOSS OF HIS SON.
Dan Underlight, a divorced, workaholic technology executive, suffers lingering grief over the death of his ten-year-old son, Zack. When Dan’s longtime friend and boss, Olivia Whitmore, fires Dan from RadioRadio, the company that he helped create, he crashes and isolates himself.
Willow, a poet and domestic violence survivor, helps Dan regain his footing. With her support, Dan ventures on a pilgrimage of sorts, visiting Fortune 500 companies to flesh out a software start-up idea. When Dan returns home with a fully formed vision, he recruits the help of three former RadioRadio colleagues and starts Conversationworks, a company he believes will be at the vanguard of social change.
Guided by Dan’s generative leadership, Conversationworks enjoys some early successes, but its existence is soon threatened on multiple fronts. Will Dan survive the ensuing corporate battles and realize the potential of his company? Or will he be defeated by his enemies and consumed by his grief?
Dan Underlight is a divorced dad that is in deep mourning for his deceased son. Dan medicated the wound with throwing himself into work. He loses his beloved job and it sends him into a tailspin. His friend Willow becomes something more and becoming a beacon of hope and encouragement. After a sort of pilgrimage across the united states, Dan starts his own tech company. Dan is put through the test time and again in his relationship and work life. Will Dan find a balance between his profession and his private life or will he lose it all again?
In an Oyster Shell – This was an emotionally raw, well-poised, literary fiction that was unique with a fullness that is richly fulfilling.
The Pearls –The narrative was raw, poignant and provocative. This was a primarily character-driven story. With well-developed characters, that worked in favor to the story.
The main character was flawed and compromised a lot in the story. Yet, he had a moral backbone that exceeded every questionable choice he made. The author put the character through some detrimental circumstances that were intense. The character understandably broke but always rebounded with a resiliency that kept the reader turning page after page.
Realistic contemporary components with pop culture references were interlaced with well-composed believable fiction. It gives the reader a wide point of reference that makes the prose pleasingly palatable.
The Sand –There were a couple of scenes that were incohesive to the story.
In the end, the book was a pleasant intellectual stimulation that deserves to be read by many.