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The Femme Fatale Hypothesis

David R. Roth

Warwick’s presents
David R. Roth
in conversation with Pam Van Dyk

The Femme Fatale Hypothesis

Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 4:00pm PST

The Femme Fatale Hypothesis
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On Thursday, November 18th at 4:00pm PST Warwick's will host David R. Roth as he discusses his new book, The Femme Fatale Hypothesis, in conversation with Pam Van Dyk. David R. Roth has an undergraduate degree from Stanford University and an MFA from Cedar Crest College’s Pan-European program. He has studied writing at New York University, The American University in Paris, and Drexel University’s Storylab. His short stories have appeared in Passager Journal, Moss, and Every Writer. His work focuses on fictional lives lived in fictional river towns in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, his real home for four decades. The Femme Fatale Hypothesis is his debut novel. 

More accurately a love triptych than triangle, The Femme Fatale Hypothesis is the story of one spring in 2015 when three people form intimate bonds forged in the fires of their respective tribulations. As Rose Geddes's lung cancer progresses toward its inexorable end and her husband's ability to care for her diminishes, their widowed neighbor, June Danhill, stumbles into the middle of their intersecting crises. June's only son, daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren have recently moved to the West Coast. She embraces the opportunity to distract herself from her loneliness by helping to care for the Geddeses. But it isn't long before June realizes that Rose wants more from her than she is willing to give. Love and loss, family secrets, visiting vultures, the Memorial Park boys, a long-forgotten keepsake, morphine versus fentanyl, and the sexual cannibalism of the false garden mantid all fuel this psychological thriller that tests the thin line between mercy and murder.

Pam Van Dyk is the managing editor of Regal House Publishing, and she serves on the Advocacy Committee of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA). She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Queens University of Charlotte and a PhD in Education Research and Policy Analysis from North Carolina State University. She is the recipient of the 2019 Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Award. A selection of her work has appeared online and in print in the Maine Review, Outrider Press, Flying South, Peregrine, Crack the Spine, Women on Writing, and other literary publications. 

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ISBN: 9781646031764
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Published: Regal House Publishing - November 19th, 2021