‘Fidelity’ explores what is most crucial in human relationships

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Ted Gross’s new novel presents gripping portrayal of being torn between conflicting demands of work and love

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“I was inspired to write ‘Fidelity’ (published by Xlibris) by my great interest in opera and my fascination with the founder of the Chicago Lyric Opera,” says author Ted Gross.

Concerned with what he sees to be a central tension in most people’s lives — the conflict between work and love, career and marriage — Gross set out to pen a novel around it within the world of grand opera. He tells a story centering on Mark Feldman who is torn between the opportunities for professional fame and the preservation of his marriage. Mesmerized by the manager of the Chicago Grand Opera, Gloria Winthrop, he joins her in trying to realize unrealistic goals at the expense of his marriage to a woman, Brenda Feldman, who has sacrificed her teaching career to be with him in Chicago.

“Most people in marital relationships or partnerships have to resolve the tensions between work and love as well as resolve the conflicts involved between great expectations in business (in this case, an opera company) and acceptance of reality,” says Gross.

In reading his story, Gross hopes that people would get a sense of what is most crucial in a human relationship.

By Ted Gross
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 308 pages | ISBN 9781503525887
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 308 pages | ISBN 9781503525894
E-Book | 308 pages | ISBN 9781503525900
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About the Author
Ted Gross is the author or editor of 17 books and numerous articles on literature and education. His major publications include “Academic Turmoil: The Reality and Promise of Open Education,” “Dark Symphony: Negro Literature in America” and “The Heroic Ideal in American Literature.” In 2005 he published his memoirs, “The Rise of Roosevelt University: Presidential Reflections.” He has served as a faculty member or administrator at the City College of New York, the Pennsylvania State University, the State University of New York at Purchase, and the University of Nancy in France. From 1988 to 2004, he was president and chancellor of Roosevelt University. Since his retirement, he has devoted himself to fiction and has published three novels: “Choices,” “Striver” and “Fidelity.”

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