On the surface, The Ripple is a mystery story told in reverse, that is, from the point of view of the suspect. On a deeper level, it is the story of the mental state and consciousness of this anti-hero. And on the deepest level, it is the story of his intense search for meaning.
Set in the overpowering environment of New York City in the 70's, The Ripple chronicles the breakdown of the human psyche as it strives for autonomy and recognition against the spiraling anonymity of the metropolis.
In a darkly tragic yet humorous world, Punkin Miller, a computer programmer tormented by fellow workers, shop keepers and woman beyond his means, reaches a breaking point. The result is a heartbreaking and mesmerizing ride through the maze of mental meltdown, cat and mouse intrigue, and finally, total surrender to the crashing permanence of fate.
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James M. Sloman is an investigative writer whose subject is the human condition. He has sought understanding from a wide range of great teachers past and present, famous and obscure, and traditions ranging from India to the kitchen table.
Originally trained in philosophy at Princeton and with an MFA in film from Columbia, he draws from experience in an eclectic career which has included being a copywriter, assistant editor and computer programmer in New York, a novelist in rural Massachusetts, a trader in Chicago and a market theorist in San Diego.
In addition to presenting occasional courses on the theories of financial markets, Sloman has spent over two decades teaching seminars and workshops on spirituality, consciousness in everyday life, diet and nutrition, finding our true calling in life, and accessing our inner guidance.
Sloman is the author of the consciousness book "Nothing," the personal growth book "Handbook for Humans," the tape series "Affecting Our Reality" and the music album "Songs From The Bottom Of The Sea." Most recently he has authored the book "The Natural Way: An Inquiry into Happiness.
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Book Description Oceanblue Pub, 1998. Book Condition: Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP97465275