Leaving Word

SKU: 9781928420521
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Leaving Word

SKU: 9781928420521
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Joelle Jesson is 40 and single and now suddenly unemployed. After a long and distinguished career as a fiction editor at powerful publishing companies, her future is extinguished by a world that no longer cares as much for books as it does for faster and more superficial digital pleasures.
Buddy Rappaport, the young, glamorous new CEO of her famed publisher, CrossMedia, is tasked with letting her go. Soon after, he is found dead at his desk, with no apparent cause. Joelle’s plot instincts light up. Was he killed? And if so, why? Did he commit suicide? A lifetime of massaging the plots of stories leaves her obsessed with getting to the bottom of his death. Is it the dark and taciturn brother, Cubby, a near-unknown artist painting strange canvases in his small apartment? He is a dead ringer for Buddy, volcanically sexy, but so different to his charismatic and successful younger brother.

Or is it the handsome and cynical LAPD detective, Corelli, who accosts Joelle at Buddy’s funeral, trying to get her to read his first manuscript for a novel, a murder story eerily reminiscent of what happened in the corner office of the company where she spent so many years?

Or perhaps the deranged and talentless loner, Thron, desperate for fame and fortune, trying to foist an absurd science fiction manuscript on all and sundry, driven mad by constant rejection and derision, stalking elite publishing executives with a gun in his pocket?

Leaving Word is a literary mystery; a story of homicide; a comic and probing look at our need for stories; a satire about fame, fortune, art and books; a love story and one woman’s quest to find meaning in a chaotic world.

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