Portland, ME (PRWEB) April 24, 2013
Author, Richard M. Baker, Jr., packed Suit on an Empty Chair with characters and situations reflective of his true-to-life experiences as an ill-suited accountant in order to make a moral point. He wrote Suit on an Empty Chair in tribute to the human condition known as boredom, fictionally personified by Jack Taylor, an accountant unable to connect with his profession. Through Jack, Baker exposes the psychological, physical, and social problems that arise when any number of occupations are a poor fit for he man. Workplace boredom combined with a stale home life ultimately drive Jack to bad behavior.
A departure from his other novels, this fictionalized, autobiographical story includes the safeguard: “Neither the business nor the financial institution described herein exist nor have they ever existed. All names, characters and events in this novel are fictional and any resemblance to real people, living or dead is purely coincidental.”
Baker reveals a time in his life when he was heavily influenced by family tradition to pursue accounting – a numbing decade of commitment before engaging his creative side as a novelist. And while he cringed at the thought of re-examining the time he worked hard to flee, the author did not intend Suit on an Empty Chair to be an outcry against the profession.
By prophetically exploring the consequential nature of workplace monotony, Baker identified a larger message; that frustration, lethargy, envy, regret, and tedium can influence destructive, sensation-seeking behavior. Junior accountant, Jack Taylor breaks loose in a bid for excitement, pleasure, elation, and immoral fantasy in this expose' of a society driven to simultaneously conform and misbehave when the acceptable becomes dreary.
In the story, Jack sums up his deep sense of monotony, saying, "...it’s four-thirty and you quit at five, you’ve played games with yourself to pass the time and you can’t even interest yourself in another one. It’s a to-hell-with-it feeling you get and if there’s anything in your life to feel happy about, it must be a mistake.”
Suit on an Empty Chair sits uncomfortably between conformity and rebellion – the struggle between staying-the-course and feeling alive.
Suit on an Empty Chair, a novel by Richard M. Baker, Jr., is being released exclusively on Web-e-Books® as part of a rare collection of Baker’s newly edited novels. The Tri-Screen Connection, LLC, publisher and distributor of the e-book, is providing the technology platform and online shopping website for the Suit on an Empty Chair as an e-book.
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