Tales of Profit, Promotion, and Even Grace
About the Book
The two novellas in this collection both describe a world gone mad with a frenzied rush for profit and promotion, a world in which bureaucracy seemingly trumps all other considerations. The first novella, “So, This Is It,” finds its protagonist unable to find work anywhere except in the ever-expanding government bureaucracy. Reluctantly, he finds himself employed in the Office of the Word. Assigned to do the impossible, the protagonist struggles to find meaning in a world without a soul. The Second novella, “A Fortnight of Frenzy,” describes how in the midst of suffering and death, a few individuals manage to exploit pain for gain. The main character and his spouse both work in a hospital and both do their jobs well. However, the protagonist wonders just what is the goal of his job. Is it to enrich the administrators or to help the sick?
About the Author
Patrick Conley enjoys living with his family and writing an occasional novella. Some of his more recent works include the following: Tales of Youth and Age; Conversations with the Living and the Dead; Playing with Chaos; Broken Families: Dreams and Hopes; The Thirty by Thirty Solution; When the Revolution Comes, You’ll be the First to Go; Conversations from Hell; Nothing Is, But Advertising Makes It So; Running, Stumbling, Sniffing--and Sleeping; Two Tales for the Twenty Twenties; An Accidental Pilgrimage: Chimayo; Exmersion / Immersion: Worlds Without and Within; and A Never Ending Apocalypse.