Take Sylvia's Case
Lulu.com, 2005 - 133 pages
War correspondents sometimes lose their nerve. Sylvia is no exception. An ambush kills her three colleagues. She barely escapes with her life. Her body is shattered. Single, middle-aged, demoralized from several failed love affairs, her career in jeopardy, Sylvia's perspective has become fear driven and distorted.A lover from twenty-five years back, the most important man in her life, unaccountably resurfaces, adding to her sense of crisis. And worse, her only friend suddenly dies from cancer. Sylvia has no one to confide in. She is forced to examine the premise of her life entirely on her own. Faulty assumptions and conclusions abound. She tells her story to an invisible "counselor," weaving past and present to a climactic and satisfying ending which surprises her and the reader.
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