Unspoken, a Novel by Gene Naro -- Denial More Powerful Than Belief, Secrets More Destructive Than Lies

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Glidden Publishing announces the release of a new novel by Gene Naro. In a sensitive yet shocking story of missed chances and a struggle against destiny, a family's torment unfolds in the new novel, Unspoken (400 pp., pb, $14.99, Glidden Publishing Inc).

the dirtiest book you've read since you were a teenager.

Glidden Publishing announces the release of a new novel by Gene Naro. In a sensitive yet shocking story of missed chances and a struggle against destiny, a family's torment unfolds in the new novel, Unspoken (400 pp., pb, $14.99, Glidden Publishing Inc).

Inspired by Sophocles' "Oedipus," Unspoken casts vivid light on the consequences of secrets closely guarded and of denial's use as a powerful coping mechanism. Through an intricate plot and well drawn characters, the family dynamics are searing as truths unfaced and untold build the tension. Rooted in the style of all tragedies, the ending is inexorable. Yet, ultimately, the inevitable force of sudden enlightenment unleashes family healing.

The story begins in Charlotte, N.C., emerging from its polite Southern restraint, and is revealed in New York, the capital of power brokers and untrammeled desire. The story is focused Dan O'Brien -- escaping the pressures of a successful father's expectations by fleeing to New York after graduating from Duke. Dan's love affairs reveal unsuspected links between past and present passions, combining the discovery of his own nature with frightening discoveries about his lovers and his family

Fast-paced and deeply moving, Unspoken is about a son's break for freedom -- and how his need for breathing room intersects with his father's ambition and his mother's unresolved past. With all of the complexities of literary fiction, Unspoken weaves together an unusual mixture of themes: corporate finance, Zen Buddhism and Greek tragedy.

Dr. Jane Goldberg, psychoanalyst and author said, "I think Unspoken is a stunning book. Intricately plotted; powerful story; well-drawn characters -- Poignant mixture of Greek drama, corporate financial knowledge, quantum mechanics and Zen Buddhism."

Author, Fred Lebron said, "Moving skillfully from one riveting scene to the next, Unspoken offers a compelling and disturbing story about ambition and betrayal, love and loss, set against a magnetic backdrop...of familial dynamics and corporate finance."

One academic reviewer has cited "Unspoken" as " the dirtiest book you've read since you were a teenager."

Author Gene Naro has combined his experiences from a banking and corporate finance career with his lifelong curiosity about the historical mystery of Sophocles' "lost plays." A Reynolds Scholar who studied classic Greek and Roman literature at Cambridge University, he says, "Only five out of a reported 100 Sophocles plays remain intact. What else might he have been written that was suppressed? What other torments of the human experience were perhaps so awful to have been snuffed out? What could be worse than killing your father and sleeping with your mother?"

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