Finally sent off manuscript to Lulu.com for Gentlemen’s Agreement and Other Stories. I’ve included a brief summary here but will write more details in the next few days. I hope to get all loose ends tied up with the publisher by the end of the year!
Gentlemen’s Agreement and Other Stories includes five tales about work and business. Gentlemen’s Agreement, The Inheritance, and Benefaction follow a private detective, Thomas Kent, as he navigates intricate relationships in all walks of life, from Russian businessmen to waitresses. The characters use legal and illegal means to gain money and security, and instigate private deals irrespective of family and professional loyalty.
Lost Property focuses on the humdrum life of an office clerk trapped by the security and monotony of his employment.
The Window stands alone as an eyewitness account of a right-wing demonstration in a small town against the effects of immigration. The story draws parallels with the past and symmetry with left-wing mob violence.