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The Adventurist - A Novel

J. Bradford Hipps

In the anonymous office park of a modern software company, whip-smart software engineer Henry Hurt is a man in the middle: of life, of career, and of self-assessment. Mired in his corporate responsibilities, Henry's deathless office existence is torpedoed by losing his mother. Overcome by "the pall," Henry seeks escape in a quest for love and purpose occasioned by a crisis in his company's fortunes. Dodging an Iago-like rival, he finds love with a colleague in his department, endangers his bond with his family, and finally confronts the single urgent question of his life. J. Bradford Hipps's The Adventurist is about relationships: Henry has complicated ones with his sister, Gretchen, who has stayed at home with their father; his lover Jane, a sleek and efficient mirror image of Henry; and a tantalizing potential girlfriend, Madison, the ultimate free spirit. But his relationship to his corporate and familial responsibilities may change his fortunes even more than the women in his life.

In the anonymous office park of a modern software company, whip-smart software engineer Henry Hurt is a man in the middle: of life, of career, and of self-assessment. Mired in his corporate responsibilities, Henry's deathless office existence is torpedoed by losing his mother. Overcome by "the pall," Henry seeks escape in a quest for love and purpose occasioned by a crisis in his company's fortunes. Dodging an Iago-like rival, he finds love with a colleague in his department, endangers his bond with his family, and finally confronts the single urgent question of his life. J. Bradford Hipps's The Adventurist is about relationships: Henry has complicated ones with his sister, Gretchen, who has stayed at home with their father; his lover Jane, a sleek and efficient mirror image of Henry; and a tantalizing potential girlfriend, Madison, the ultimate free spirit. But his relationship to his corporate and familial responsibilities may change his fortunes even more than the women in his life.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

In the anonymous office park of a modern software company, whip-smart software engineer Henry Hurt is a man in the middle: of life, of career, and of self-assessment. Mired in his corporate responsibilities, Henry's deathless office existence is torpedoed by losing his mother. Overcome by "the pall," Henry seeks escape in a quest for love and purpose occasioned by a crisis in his company's fortunes. Dodging an Iago-like rival, he finds love with a colleague in his department, endangers his bond with his family, and finally confronts the single urgent question of his life. J. Bradford Hipps's The Adventurist is about relationships: Henry has complicated ones with his sister, Gretchen, who has stayed at home with their father; his lover Jane, a sleek and efficient mirror image of Henry; and a tantalizing potential girlfriend, Madison, the ultimate free spirit. But his relationship to his corporate and familial responsibilities may change his fortunes even more than the women in his life.

Language:

English

Narrators:

George Newbern

Length:

10h 20m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:40


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

23:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

21:21


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

14:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

33:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:27


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:33


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:43


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

16:58


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:15


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:55


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:05


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:54


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

25:04


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

13:18


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:44


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:15


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:36


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

19:15


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:39


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:01


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:32


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

10:49


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

19:08


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

26:39


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

18:40


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:01


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

13:08


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

15:15


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:56


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

15:38


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

11:25


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

34:44


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

21:13


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

15:08


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:23


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

13:53


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

14:23


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

15:10


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:56


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

13:04


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

25:21


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

27:05


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

00:54