Interview with Ron Felber, author of A Man of Indeterminate Value
A Man of Indeterminate Value is an in your face, let’s go for broke, thriller. It is raw and real and there are no restrictions. It’s been called by critics “a tour de force diary of despair”, but really it is a diary of desperation. It sucks the reader into a maelstrom of out of control anger, frustration, fear, sex, and violence that has tough guy Jack Madson, former cop and current Wall Street take over artist, spinning into the depths of Hell, scratching, biting, and clawing his way back up from the depths as the novel opens.
Trapped in a hate-filled marriage, a job he despises, and a mountain of debt racked up by his socialite wife, he’s crafted a plan to fake his death in a boating accident, let his wife and daughter collect the life insurance pay out, then start a new life under the name of John Harrison Dempsey in Queretaro, Mexico living off the $2.5 M a Chinese Triad has stashed away for him–payment for the intellectual property he’s stolen for them from companies he’s acquires along the way.
Problem is, it doesn’t go that way.
What genre is it?
What kind of readers will it appeal to?
“A 21st Century existential pilgrim”? You’d better tell us more about Jack Madson.
But his life is out of whack. Jack’s marriage has degenerated into an orgy of hate. His father-in-law despises him, and he is hopelessly in debt because of his wife’s profligate spending. While Madson, former cop and semi-professional boxer detests the hypocrisy of NuGen, he eventually finds himself as jaded as they when he starts selling the intellectual property of the companies NuGen buys to the Chinese criminal Triads.
Complete this sentence for us: if you like _________________, you’ll love A Man of Indeterminate Value.
Have you written any other books that we should read next?
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I graduated Georgetown University where I earned a degree in English, got an MBA from Loyola in Chicago, and a doctorate in Arts and Letters from Drew University. I reside with my wife and three children in New Jersey where I work as CEO of a major manufacturing company.
Do you have a website where we can keep up with your work?
How can we follow you on Twitter and/or Facebook?
Not on Twitter yet.