AFTER OBAMA

AFTER OBAMA

Editorial:
CREATESPACE
Materia
Novela
ISBN:
978-1-4975-4058-3
Disponibilidad:
Disponibilidad inmediata

Conspiracy! Conspiracy! Conspiracy! AFTER OBAMA is a novel that follows Forrestville, Florida mayor Curt Felton Jr., an avowed capitalist who owned a business that earned millions, an undergraduate of a historically Black college, and a person whose life is led by his spirituality. Though Felton is the first African American chief executive officer of the city named after one of the first leaders of the Ku Klux Klan, he manages the city with non-racial centrist principles while supporting equal pay for women, tax cuts for small businesses, higher minimum wages and school choice. Felton has disdain for a number of planks in the platforms of both the Democratic and Republican parties, which endears him to voters across the country, who actively recruit him to run for President of the United States. While Felton's international popularity grows and his political stature becomes more prominent---largely because of his ascension as a nationally syndicated radio talk show host and public speaker---he emerges as a frontrunner in the late stages of the race for the presidency. As Felton travels the country on a speaking tour, the recruitment for him to formally campaign for President of the United States intensifies because the body politic is disgusted with the ineptitude of the country's leaders in the nation's capital. But a new issue arises: the effort to allow President Obama to run for a third term. However, the only way that can occur is by repealing the 22nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and the campaign is being waged by Democrats and Republicans in Washington. Is this the same group that can't get anything done on both sides of Capitol Hill for the American people? What about rumors that the President is getting questionable advice and that people who are running for office are avoiding him like he has the plague? Can you spell c-o-n-s-p-i-r-a-c-y? Felton suspects that all of this is being orchestrated by individuals who want to take America back to its Jim Crow roots and he has his hands full trying to stop them. Added to that is the powerfully emotional breakup of the relationship between Felton and his daughter Elease, along with her struggle raising her daughter, coming to grips with the death of her mother, and falling in love with a total stranger. Felton has his difficulties as well: one with the rekindling of a love that was nearly consummated, another with a relationship that left some tiny footprints decades ago, and a partnership with a controversial media personality which causes many people to question his racial identity. This fast-paced, emotion-packed novel about the seedy side of partisan politics, revived romance, recycled friendships, reinvigorated criminality which includes murder, and the uplifting consequences of deep spirituality challenge the curiosity of what life in America could look like after President Obama leaves office.