Lust, Loathing, Lunacy

A Cautionary Emanation from within the Imperial Starship: A Novel

by Frank Sherry



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/20/2015

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 394
ISBN : 9781491761991
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 394
ISBN : 9781491761984
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 394
ISBN : 9781491761977

About the Book

Philip Francis Parkman, Democrat Congressman from the 14th District of New Jersey, fortified by his unexpected victory at the polls and motivated by high ideals and good intentions, embraces his perceived role as not only spokesman for his constituency, but also as caretaker of the Constitution of the United States. However, intervening reality soon crushes his idealism and vanquishes his hope he can make a difference.

Thus begins his slide on the “greasy griddle” as he calls it. He turns to alcohol to alleviate his disappointment. On his way down, forty-eight-year-old Parkman falls under the spell of a precocious teenage seductress—Catherine Taylor Quinter, the beautiful eighteen-year-old daughter of his political mentor. Parkman is, at the same time, falsely charged with campaign fraud and faces disgrace before the Ethics Committee. His long-suffering wife, Elaine, embarking on her own personal journey to secure her identity while professionally experiencing success, finds she must choose to save her own life or her husband’s.

Parkman’s slide lands him in a mental institution, called “the Facility” by the inmates, where he meets the enigmatic Winslow whose wisdom provides him with a new vision on life.

About the Author

Frank Sherry has been an award-winning journalist, political consultant, pollster, public relations executive, and video producer. In his spare time, he enjoyed traveling, sailing, scuba diving, and trekking mountains. Now 80, he lives in West Plains, Missouri, with his wife, Su Anne, author of My Three Lost Girls. This is Sherry’s eighth book.