The Dog Days of September is the story of two generations of an American family at the beginning of the new millennium. Out of work attorney Harold Abner has become the typical 21st century alienated American employee trapped in a greed driven, hi-tech business world where hard work, education, and experience no longer merit company loyalty or continued employment. Abner has endured months of depression, desperation, and resentment toward his plight as a result of the restructuring of his Boca Raton Internet startup. His severance pay has just run out and he has no prospects for employment. The tropical Florida summer has become a constant irritating factor in his life, capturing him in a personal hell of disappointment and failure. Abner reaches his peak of frustration one scorching Sunday morning in early September. That particular Dog Day summer morning, Abner reflects on various incidents in his life and his thoughts and actions lead to a life changing solution to his desperate plight. Eventually, that resolution sadly leads to his son David becoming entrapped in his own personal hell as a sharp shooter in Iraq. A soldier driven by the lust of battle and revenge, David is on a sniper mission and his subsequent tragic actions on another scorching September morning lead to his own introspective examination of his life and human existence. Both father and son learn in this story that middle class life in 21st Century America is now one of new struggles and disappointments not suffered by other generations of Americans. Steven H. Kurlander was born and raised in the Catskill Mountains of New York State. He graduated from Cornell University and the University of Buffalo Law School. Kurlander is a political and small business blogging consultant and publishes a blog called Kurly's Kommentary, which can be found at www.stevenkurlander.com. He lives with his wife Jodi and their two children in Lake Worth, FL.and Barbazol shaving cream can (Beardbuster, bought on sale at Winn-Dixie for 69 cents), looked in the mirror at his three-day ... He went back into the bedroom and sat down on the end of the bed. ... Over the summer months, the constant onslaught of summer heat had left Harold uncomfortable to the point where he feltanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Dog Days of September|
|Publisher||:||AuthorHouse - 2010-03|