About the Book

This novel is the story of a young woman named Lena Demuir, who wakes one day to find herself alone and feeling unloved. Lena has no friends, and a family who unknowingly push her away from them.

Lena tells everyone she is fine, and herself that she prefers to be alone and without friends. But a long-term colleague, as Lena calls her, named Lexi and a strange mad woman she encounters who predicts her future, see things differently for Lena.

Faced with the beating drum of her destiny, Lena tries to avoid the path before her, but life won’t let her. Mostly, Lena tries to avoid having friends, to avoid friendship. In the end, she comes to see people differently; her understanding of friendship evolves from her experiences.

About the Author

The author, Russell Dyer was born in New Orleans and lived most of his life there, but now lives in Milan, Italy. Since his father died when he was only three, his mother remarried about five years later.

He graduated from Loyola University in New Orleans primarily with a degree in English, and went to Southeastern Louisiana University for a master’s degree in English. When he was younger, he worked for over ten years in the investment business in various roles from a clerk to a broker to a corporate executive. He now works in the software business as a writer and editor, in which he has written hundreds of articles and several books on software.

Related to fiction writing, besides having written several short stories, he wrote a humorous novel called In Search of Kafka, which can be purchased on Amazon’s site. This novel is his second one published. However, he started another one before it called, Not a Step. It’s nearly finished and should be published in early 2018.