Robert Riche of New Street has published a new novel entitled Brock Downsized.
The book deals with the comic trials and tribulations of Bill Brock, who finds himself unemployed when the prostheses manufacturing company where he is a middle management executive goes belly-up.
This is Mr. Riche’s third novel. He is also the author the three books of poetry and many produced stage works. He is a recipient of an NEA grant, Connecticut Foundation for the Arts grant, and Advanced Drama Research grant and was a winner of the Stanley Drama Award.
His plays have been produced in many areas of the United States and at the Bristol Old Vic, England. He is a Norman Mailer Writers Colony scholar and a Breadloaf Writers Conference scholar. He has been a staff correspondent for United Press and a freelance travel writer.
He describes his latest book as comical as well as serious. “At the very time the narrator has been unemployed he faces a mid-life crisis involving sex problems, not to mention his unwitting involvement in a kiddy porn ring, and being arrested as a terrorist, while trying to deal with the problems of his grown children,” Mr. Riche said.
Mr. Riche is married to Fran Riche, well-known as a photographer and a painter.