Pride’s Children is in the tradition of Realistic novels.
It is meant to be an immersive experience, told from right behind the eyeballs of its three main characters, a way of living three different lives.
Before it is over, it will range from New York City, through parts of the United States, Ireland, the Czech Republic, and the foothills of the Himalayas in Uttar Pradesh, India, in the years 2005/2006.
It’s not for everyone, as several reviewers have mentioned.
It’s not for the impatient – the single story will take three volumes (mostly because of limitations in the size of a single volume printed by Amazon’s on-demand system for real-tree books).
There is more action than you realize when you start – but much of the trilogy’s length comes from narrating exclusively from the pov of characters, and their thoughts and reactions to that action.
It is set in the world where Hollywood and the world-wide entertainment industry intersect with some of the creators of what ends up being called ‘content’ – and the very different people that involves.
But mostly it is about people, some of whom should never have met. It’s about the pervasiveness of chronic illness. It’s about obsession. And it’s mainly about integrity – who has it, who doesn’t. And what that means to the children.