America’s First Call Center Fiction Novel Debuts 4465 PReSS Announces Third, Thought-Provoking, Paperback Narrative from Celebrated Author, LiNCOLN PARK
PRLog (Press Release) – Aug 18, 2008 – Springfield, MO – 4465 PReSS, a popular, Independent Publisher of 21st Century fiction and non-fiction book titles, has just released HANDLE TiME -- a hearty and extraordinary novel depicting a significant slice of contemporary, American experience. HANDLE TiME was written by new-century, fiction novelist, LiNCOLN PARK.
HANDLE TiME is a fabled and fancifully woven tapestry of corporate protocols, consumer perceptions, and cubicled personnel, set in Banfield, MO – a fictitious municipality in the heart of the Ozarks; the center of the American Midwest.
HANDLE TiME is the printed testament to the people you call every day -- who give you troubleshooting tips, sales slogans, prepaid phone minutes, driving directions and bank balances. Have you ever wondered where THEY go once you hang up the phone? HANDLE TiME tells the story of Chase Maybruck, a single, apartment dweller, whose brief career as a call-center employee is terminated when a rapacious manager causes her to experience a full-blown panic-attack. The publication of HANDLE TiME comes approximately one year after the release of the Indian novel, ONE NIGHT @ THE CALL CENTER, by Chetan Bhagat. Some American critics have dismissed Bhagat’s book as a poor storybook composition; laced with several negative references to American call center employees and customers. Despite such reviews, ONE NIGHT @ THE CALL CENTER went on to become a number one bestseller on the Indian continent; where in the first month after its release, the book sold more than 100,000 copies.
“I hope readers in America flock to HANDLE TiME, in the same way that Indian readers flocked to ONE NIGHT @ THE CALL CENTER,” says LiNCOLN PARK; “HANDLE TiME provides a literary identity and voice to all the overworked, underpaid and unrecognized superstars who report to call centers in America, each and every day."
HANDLE TiME is an incredibly imagined landscape of ideas and a broad, beautifully achieved canvas of wordage; painting an unprecedented and resonant portrait of an American, working-class experience; a spectacular story about the character and consequence of an American Call Center. It is an extraordinarily inventive, original engagement that is destined to be a bookstore blockbuster!
HANDLE TiME by LiNCOLN PARK Genre Fiction Paperback; 196 Pages ISBN: 978-0-6152-1518-1
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4465 PReSS is a subsidiary of barrendau LLC and 4465 Media. Books by 4465 PReSS authors are available at the major online retailers such as Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble. See video trailers for all 4465 PReSS books on You Tube.