|Plot Summary of Involuntary Separation|
Murder in the corporate headquarters of an international oil company; a beautiful psychotic driven to revenge; one man's obsession with stopping corporate downsizing...this is the thrilling heart of Involuntary Separation.
On one side: Corporate America as embodied by the Chairman of the Board. At the center: John McCall, a brilliant financial analyst promoted to Vice President of Finance and directed to affect a dramatic corporate downsizing. From across an ocean: Beatrice Winter, whose father kiled himself after the Chairman drove his company into bankruptcy. In the balance: The lives of millions of American families.
Confronting one of the most consequential issues of our time, Involuntary Separation compels us to see what really motivates corporate downsizings and why we must stop them if we espect our great society to survive. Rick Lacey shows Wall Street what it has missed and Main Street what it must do.
Note: Involuntary Separation is under consideration for the 2003 Pulitzer Prize in Letters for Fiction
This synopsis report prepared by Rick Lacey
Get your copy of the book
|Chapter Analysis of Involuntary Separation|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 30%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Who's the terrorist enemy here?
- evil corporation/billionaire
- business executive
- Deep South
The Americas (not US):
- passenger plane
Accounts of torture and death?
- very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- actual description of sex
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
Use our site!
Search for your favorite town
Trade Links with Us!
Most recent discussions:
General Book Talk
Book writing discussion
Off-topic message board
West Side Story
Aline Countess of Romanones
Mark C. Ross
David R. Palmer
Graham D. Watson
More message boards
Our Chief Librarian