Crash and Burn
In a town of overachievers (Washington, D.C.), in an era of delayed onset adulthood (21st century), TV news producer, Karen Willcox, is belatedly coming of age in her thirty-first year. Amid the routine crash and burns at Channel One News, Karen finds her career and personal life crashing and burning, as well. News Director, Bill Smiley, resembles a hulking Huck Finn with scarecrow hair. The anchorman does gymnastics on construction scaffolding. Naked. Her husband works on a Presidential campaign. For free. Is he unwilling or unable to consummate the marriage? Her bosses promise to promote her, but don't. Are they disorganized or retaliating? Despite ambition and hard work, Karen feels like a slacker. She feels like a Serious Journalist but is treated as a Boy Toy. When she's assigned to produce the ongoing series, Your Sick Pet, could it get any worse? Of course it can. And it will!
- Paperback | 381 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 24.38mm | 648.63g
- 29 Sep 2009
- London, United Kingdom