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  • Paperback : 314 pages
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1419645495
  • ISBN-10 : 1419645498
  • Dimensions : 15.24 x 1.8 x 22.86 cm
  • Publisher : BookSurge Publishing (Dec 28 2005)
  • Item Weight : 422 g
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
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Control. Jack wanted it back. It was ripped away long ago….So this life of Wall Street - a realm where reality and myth intertwined - had taken its toll. On his body. On his soul. After December, he felt beseiged, and it was all random and meaningless, and Jack knew he was falling into the abyss. Jack Maguire had it all: money, power, charm, and the ability to overcome any challenge. Until today. Suddenly Maguire, the CEO of Taylor Drake and one of the most powerful businessmen in America, finds himself helpless -- desperate for bearings. Working ninety hours a week is no help; in fact, the harder he works, the deeper he sinks. His wife, Jennifer, has grown distant. Anne, his teenaged daughter, is depressed. And worst of all, a tragedy struck on Christmas Eve. After years of camraderie and laughter, Jack now suffers alone - a winner overwhelmed with loss. Wry, heartfelt, and deeply poetic, Shadow Fields explores the nature of opposites - life and death, success and failure, hope and fear - but ultimately asks whether these are opposites at all. Indeed, Jack Maguire cries out for an answer, and in the process, he speaks for everyone.

About the Author

D.F. Whipple was born on November 10, 1965 and began writing short stories at the age of two. At ten, he starred in an educational film, The Big Yellow Fellow, which won the Golden Babe Award at the Chicago Educational Film Festival. After moving through four states, he attended high school in Pennsylvania, where he was graduated from Germantown Academy. He continued his education at Washington & Lee University (B.A., 1988) and University of Pennsylvania (M.B.A./M.A., 1992), then began an eleven-year career on Wall Street. Through his work and education, he lived in such diverse locales as London, Hong Kong, New York and the Midwestern United States. In 2003, he left finance to establish a consulting practice, and at this time also immersed himself in acting classes at The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts.After eighteen months of intensive study, he resolved to fuse his experiences into his first novel, Shadow Fields. He lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

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