- File Size: 575 KB
- Print Length: 229 pages
- Publication Date: September 14, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005NBLYZG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,775,508 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I have lived in Michigan for the past three decades, and that experience has shared and colored my fiction. I've been married to the same woman for 31 years, and we have raised two children. We are currently pursuing the dream of starting a family business, a winery, in Northern Michigan.
I write fiction, travel narratives, general political essays and a series I call Cancer Blog to document my wife's battle against that dread disease.
You can follow my work at http://www.mlgoodell.webs.com
Top Customer Reviews
"Babbitt." "Zenith Rising" should have a broad appeal and should certainly not be limited to those who read "Babbitt" in 10th grade English class. It is a thoroughly modern novel (and if it's not too great an insult to the literati) one could envision this book being turned into an exciting screenplay.
This is the struggle that most of the characters in Zenith Rising are facing. Some, like Rob Patterson, a bloated attorney full of hatred and spite, just knows that he feels better when everyone around him is miserable. Others, like Cindy Herringbone, born with a silver spoon, know that money buys them happiness.
But Narrows Burton, the main character of the novel, is direly conflicted. His ex-wife, Cindy Herringbone, exposed him to the finest things that money could buy. His memberships at the Zenith Country Club and Zenith Athletic Club have earned him "friendships" with the most wealthy and influential people in town. But Narrows knows in his heart that what these people call happiness does not mesh with his definition of the "right thing".
A drive through the decaying and crumbling neighborhoods of Zenith's inner city causes him to ask "This is America?" Narrows decides he wants to improve the lives of the most undervalued citizens of Zenith. His attempts in that direction are met with patronizing contempt and scorn by Cindy and the rest of Zenith's elite. That, and a personal vendetta against him by the powerful and connected Rob Patterson, are making a shambles of his life.
Zenith Rising provides a commentary on the problems faced by American cities struggling to redefine themselves in the 21st Century. The plight of inner city families and children is explored in a sensitive and thoughtful manner. Zenith Rising does not sugar coat the situation; the outlook, while not completely hopeless, is startling bleak for even the most well meaning of these urban victims.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My brother wrote this book. Buy it. Buy copies for friends.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Most people I have talked to about the book feel a twinge of nostalgia towards the work as a whole. I cried like a baby through chapter nine, the way I cried in Wall-E. Read morePublished 18 months ago by AnakaliaKlemm
Zenith, a city like Detroit, once reached a high point but is now near the bottom, trying to rise again. Read morePublished on February 28, 2013 by Frank E. Babb