There's more than meets the eye in the unforgettable new novel
Election Dance. Dirty politics, idealism, crime and sex all play
significant parts. Matthew Bartels, a brilliant and idealistic
37-year-old math teacher in Curacao is asked to participate as a
keynote speaker in a seminar on sustainable growth. His success
leads to his joining a political party to bring about change and
realize his vision for better governance. But Matthew learns there
is a price to pay when entering politics. His background is
attacked by the media and demons of his past are resurrected. The
attacks are instigated by Manny Contreras, "The Voice," whose goal
is to turn Curacao into an import-export hub of Colombian drugs for
Europe and the U.S. The political campaign becomes ugly and ruins
his love relationship. His private life and politics are
inextricably linked, contributing to Matthew's unraveling. As "The
Voice" does all he can to neutralize Matthew's popularity, Matthew
works with the police to end Manny's drug career, even at great
personal cost. Almost in the manner of Balzac, Joseph Hart presents
a cross-section of Curacao, from the most wretched and impoverished
of its citizens to the most powerful and corrupt of its
politicians. He is unflinching in his description whether of love
making or of violence, and there is plenty of both in the novel." -
Phillip Mann, playwright and novelist About the Author: Joseph Hart
is a retired English teacher and school superintendent. He lives in
Curacao and is working on his next novel. Publisher's website:
Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency, LLC
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||229 x 152 x 33mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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