Love In the Bastard Age
by Larry Neal Shorter
Publication Date: Sep 17, 2015
List Price: $21.99
Format: Paperback, 334 pages
Imprint: Slingshot Literary Creative
Publisher: Slingshot Literary Creative
Parent Company: Slingshot Literary Creative
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When Will’s ex-wife Tonya booty-calls him out of the blue, he is taken by surprise; they haven’t spoken in over two years. Will still loves her, but just like their marriage, the fling gets tricky because Will is also clandestinely involved with his boss, Mahta, who has secrets of her own. Her “special friendship” with Will has inspired her and given her the confidence to focus on her blossoming career. But first she has some unfinished business: Her first love is getting out of jail. Will has been the medication for her loneliness, and now she’s ready to move on from them both.
However, things get complicated by an unwanted pregnancy, and unsure who the father is, Mahta keeps the pregnancy a secret and runs to Hawaii to accept a timely promotion. But fate will prove impossible to run from. As Will faces eviction and homelessness and desperately tries to rely on the women in his life, he learns that broken women are unreliable. And then he meets Akiko, a beautiful and talented heiress to a mega Japanese construction company, and Will may be exactly what she’s looking for…
Love in the Bastard Age is a compelling piece of urban literature that examines the twists and turns of one man's life and the women who play such a large role in it.