Stephen King has been raving about Mischa Berlinski's debut novel, Fieldwork, but berating the publisher for chosing a terrible cover. King says the cover is akin to demanding people not buy the book. It’s hard to tell from the blurry trees that this is a thriller set in Thailand. It looks like, well, a book about trees. Maybe its a story about forestry. I think we need Bam to do a mock blurb for the cover.
I’ll give it a shot. Enter the dreamworld of Sara Botany. When her physical vision begins to fade, Sara turns inward to find peace and new life amongst the garden of her mind. But Sara’s tenuous grasp on reality puts her forestry empire at risk. While Sara must battle her desire for peace against the rapacious logging industry, Sara’s granddauther Violet rises to take hold of the family business. Violet’s plans for the Botany empire aren’t as true to land as Sara’s vision. Will Violet’s youth prevent her from seeing the forest for the trees and destroy all that Sara sacrificed to build?
Exciting stuff. Can’t wait to read it.