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I am a product of our times, and the spirit of our times is expressed in my work. Any resemblance to persons, movements or other acts of revolution, enlightenment or brilliance in the real world is, as they say, unintended. That my work reflects many of the questions, contradictions & crises the leaders of Occupy Wall Street are facing today is not to be dismissed as 'mere coincidence' however, not at all. It speaks tomes about the 'kulture' and times we share.
It is worth re-mentioning that both books one and two in the Nine Inch Bride series were written long before Occupy Wall Street was a gleam in anyone's eye. Drafts were completed early in 2011, editing was ongoing throughout that year, and book one was published in the fall of 2012 under the earlier title. Book two was completed at the same time as book one, as they were originally intended to be one much larger work but later separated.
It is further worth mentioning that the story is narrated by a Wall Street analyst dealing with a stock market crash and, inter alia, his personal ruin. The 'epiphany' is his. [read more...]
The quick of it is this: in 2012 we released book one in the Nine Inch Bride series with the title Conundrum. This title, we later found, has been so used and abused as to fill a library of works thus named and, as much as we like it, has presented us with a disambiguation problem.
Reluctantly, we were compelled to retire that name and seek a new title, and finally arrived at one we like even better, one which goes beyond just solving the identity problem by being more intimate to the storyline and its narrative character.
Both the paperback and eBook versions of Conundrum have now been taken off-sale. We have re-introduced the same book using the same cover under the new title An Epiphany on Wall Street. We expect this rubric on the cover will better prepare readers for the context of the story, as well as expand the book's reach going forward.
"Destined to become a classic..." as one reviewer has said, a side effect may be to make a collector's item of earlier paperback copies bearing the Conundrum title. We sure hope so.
Get your hands on the new paperback at CreateSpace.