Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week's selection: Ed King by David Guterson

Due out October 18, 2011

Product Description taken from Amazon:

A sizzling, darkly funny, propulsive new novel—his most daring yet—by the author of Snow Falling on Cedars: a sweeping, dazzling story of destiny, desire, and destruction.In Seattle, 1962, Walter Cousins, a mild-mannered actuary—“a guy who weighs risk for a living”—takes a risk of his own, and makes the biggest error of his life. He sleeps with Diane, the sexy, not-quite-legal British au pair who’s taking care of his children for the summer. Diane gets pregnant and leaves their baby on a doorstep, but not before turning the tables on Walter and setting in motion a tragedy of epic proportions. Their orphaned child, adopted by an adoring family, becomes Edward Aaron King, and grows up to become a billionaire Internet tycoon and an international celebrity—the King of Search—who unknowingly, but inexorably, hurtles through life toward a fate he may have no power to shape.A thrilling reimagining of Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex: a riveting new novel that brings a contemporary urgency to one of the greatest stories of all time

1 comment:

nomadreader said...

Me too! I am really looking forward to this one. Fall 2011 is shaping up to be an amazing season for book releases!