A gripping literary work skillfully weaves two key social issues: politics and a dark underworld most people would prefer does not exist. Circumstances of Choice is about a contemporary family in turmoil. The novel examines relationships, family and patriotism. It does not hold back on its critique of our current economic climate and identifies the movements and hypocrisy of our times. More
Circumstances of Choice is an emotionally gripping novel that explores the depths of one mother’s painful odyssey into darkness as she pursues forgiveness and reconciliation with her daughter. The story is set in Pasadena, a suburb of the greater Los Angeles area. It chronicles a family’s saga of love and hate, confrontations and misunderstandings, grief and our inherent capacity to forgive. In the process, offering a panorama of human life with undercurrents of sex, politics and real-life world events.
A daughter escaping her upbringing stumbles upon, and is entangled into a dark underworld most people would prefer to think doesn’t exist. A startling discovery unfolds.
Set over the course of a single week, the novel follows Hope Warner as she finds herself racked with guilt and anger over the troubled relationship with her daughter. Wrestling with more than one demon, she struggles to confront her past, as she tries to reconcile her broken family. She finds herself caught up in complexities and circumstances that conflict with love and truth. Haunted by recent headlines and current social issues she struggles to understand the direction of her own future and how her life is directly affected by the governance of our country. Confronted and challenged by her best friend, and family to leave behind the past and everything she once thought was important and accept what matters most.
Circumstances of Choice combines political and family drama into a fast-paced story that is as involving as it is compelling.