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Small Towns & Big Business – Do They Mix? Find Out In NovaMelia’s New Novel, “Duckegg: & Persons Of Interest”

12-18-2010 12:24 AM CET | Arts & Culture

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Small Towns & Big Business – Do They Mix? Find Out In NovaMelia’s New Novel, “Duckegg: & Persons Of Interest”

Duckegg: & Persons of Interest

Book Details
Author: NovaMelia
Publisher: Outskirts Press
ISBN: 978-1-4327-5922-3
Pages: 326
Published: June 22, 2010

Book Description
A large pharmaceutical company begins operations in a small outlying community in New England. Interdependence, intrinsic distrust, confused rumors and local ethics all become part of the mix. A local school teacher leads a group of concerned citizens who are suspicious about the research being conducted by the company. Honesty and morality and a menagerie of animals become part of the debate.

There are the weak and the strong and sometimes there is bullying in the Company and among townspeople. In all of this, Duckegg moves between his sense of not belonging to his often dysfunctional family and to the pride of being a hero. He is honest with himself but sometimes blatantly dishonest with others. He suffers the sorrow of loss and the shame of unintentional harm done by him.

The balancing act between the Company and the Town’s people, the personal conflicts and the clashing of personalities, the bullies and the bullied, the clever and the not so smart, the conniving and the innocent, ultimately culminates in a town gone mad, at least for a day.

About The Author
NovaMelia was born in England and came to the USA when she was 17 years old. She attended the University of Pittsburgh where she studied Creative Writing and Psychology. She has lived in a number of states, including Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Florida. She now lives in Tucson, AZ with her husband, George.

This is the second book for NovaMelia. Her first book is The Saving of Aris, also published by Outskirts Press.

Recent Review:
Sometimes the only thing holding a town up is a single company. "Duckegg & Persons of Interest" tells of a town where the conflict between the people of the town and a powerful pharmaceutical company collide and butt heads. A man called Duckegg, not exactly the best family man but with aspirations of heroism, seems to the town's only champion against the company's power. "Duckegg & Persons of Interest' is an intriguing novel of small towns and big business, recommended. – Midwest Book Review

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