LATHAM, N.Y., Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Bernard F. Conners, former publisher of the Paris Review and past FBI agent, has authored a new work of literary fiction released today entitled Upper East Side Girl. Published by British American Publishing, Upper East Side Girl is a captivating novella of love and literary intrigue set in Manhattan's high society.
Conners, a former FBI agent who received several citations from J. Edgar Hoover for valor and Bureau accomplishments, has had a distinguished career in business, publishing, film, and the military. He and his firms have been the recipient of civic, film, and publishing awards. As an outstanding athlete, he was elected to his university's Athletic Hall of Fame. (www.bernardconners.com)
Conners' work includes Dancehall, a bestselling novel described by the New York Times as "strong stuff...well written," which is under development as a major motion picture. His true-crime work Tailspin was a Booklist starred review, and his memoir Cruising with Kate was praised as "a deftly crafted and inherently fascinating read from beginning to end" by the Midwest Book Review. In her review of Conners' memoir for Neworld Review, Australian writer M. J. Moore concluded by stating, "All of this sounds like Walter Mitty on steroids. But it's merely a portion of the unique, world-class, and multifarious resume of Conners. To say the least, it's been a life of cinematic brio."
Upper East Side Girl features protagonist Parker Livingstone who appears to have it all--talent, good looks, a grandiose apartment overlooking Central Park, and a job as a Manhattan literary agent. An aspiring writer, he channels his frustrations with an unrelenting boss and intimidating socialites within his building, into a satirical roman à clef where his imagination flourishes. As his publishing and social pressures mount, Parker's life spirals out of control, and he takes refuge in an abandoned elevator where time stands still. It is here that he becomes infatuated with a beautiful, yet mysterious, young woman who consumes his attention.
In addition to a riveting story, Upper East Side Girl brings intriguing metaphysical issues into question: Where is the line between past and present? Between "real" life and the life of the mind? Between unconventional and unhinged? Conners draws on his eclectic experience to artfully address these questions in his new literary creation.
British American titles have received national attention from major periodicals, television networks, and radio shows. Four of British American Publishing's titles have been named as the New York Times Most Notable Books of the Year. Frog by Stephen Dixon was a finalist for the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award.
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