Good to have your visit. I appreciate your dropping in. One thing you might want to know before you spend time here: I consider life an art at which I am still a novice. Don't think I'll ever be a master, but oo-lal-la, it's fun trying. That makes me human, and this site reflects that. With more energy than I am always able to efficiently focus, my activities are many. In addition to writing and theater, drawing and painting engage me, as does building rock walls. Some of these hurt less.
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For the sheer exhilaration of words and other pleasures, please purchase my odd book, a little hardcover novel appropriately titled Eavesdropping: A Little Novel. Available at Barnes & Noble and other fine bookstores, and on amazon.com.
To order directly from the publisher, send Check or money order only to Human Writes Ink, 526 W. 14th Street, #111, Traverse city, MI 49684. Cost: $18.95 + $4.50 shipping and handling=$23.45. Michigan residents, please add 6% sales tax ($20.09 + $4.50 shipping and handling = $24.59). Remember to include your mailing address and phone number to ensure delivery.
To write the publisher, send email to: HumanWritesInk@charter.net
From the dust jacket:
"For Harry, the key to the apartment is a metaphor. He has finally unlocked the door to Dezzy's heart. For Dezzy, the key is just a key. She has yet to figure out if her heart is available for even a long-term lease."
"Desirée is a woman so moral she will risk immortality in her search for moral clarity. Her journey challenges Harry (and the reader) to consider the essence of companionship and self-sacrifice, as well as the meaning of integrity and how to live by it. The questions and the answers depend on conversation, but Dezzy isn't talking, and Harry wonders if one of them is crazy."
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"Eavesdropping is an unflinchingly courageous following of the dynamics of a woman's seemingly deliberate dysfunction... intriguing anaylysis develops as the reader 'eavesdrops' on the questions, the search for answers, and the reasoning presented from the differing perspectives of Dezzy and Harry... One can compare this book of interior monologues... to The Yellow Wallpaper, a classic, by Charlotte Perkins."
Poet and editor, The Human Face of Love
"J. C. Weil's brilliantly crafted novel... kept me engaged at every turn. I found it a delight for the senses, and I truly felt I was eavesdropping on her dynamic characters."
--Rev. Carol Calvert,
Author, Beitha's Sound
"Remarkable for its compelling, unique style, as well as its quirky story, Eavesdropping takes you on an emotional journey through the corridors of love without avoiding the debris. J. C. Weil's compact novel might make you look at love in a completely new way. It might anger you; at times, I wanted to hurl it against a wall because of what it evoked for me... Eavesdropping is not an easy book to put down, even after you've finished reading it."
Clio Award winner, and author of Don't Let Your Kids Kill You: A Guide for Parents of Drug and Alcohol
Addicted Children; I'll Get Right Back to You and Other Annoyances; and 4-F Blues (PEN Award)
See additional reviews on amazon.com, where you may also Search Inside the Book for a little hors d'oeuvre.