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Adventurist (Hardcover) (J. Bradford Hipps)
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In the anonymous office park of a modern software company, Henry Hurt is a man in the middle: of life, of career, of self-assessment. Mired in his corporate responsibilities, Henry's deathless office existence is torpedoed by the loss of his mother.
Haunted by her death, and by a strange angst he describes as "the pall," Henry seeks escape in a quest for love and heroic purpose occasioned by a crisis in his company's fortunes. Dodging an Iago-like rival, he finds love with a colleague in his department, endangers his bond with his family, and finally confronts the urgent question of his life.
The Adventurist is a story about relationships: Henry has complicated ones with his sister, his lover and a ****** potential girlfriend. But his relationship to his corporate and familial responsibilities ballast him, too.