TOO SOON GONE
About the Book
Glenda Miller grew up in a rural background, the only child of austere parents. She wanted nothing more than escape to experience the delights of the world beyond. Glenda saw escape in exploiting her innate brilliance. She blossomed into a star student at the University of Saskatchewan. A world famous biologist recognized her genius and set her on the road to potential scientific fame when he introduced her to a potential Nobel Prize candidate who invited her to join his lab at the University of British Columbia. Glenda arrives at UBC with a husband in tow and the demanding life of a graduate student with the expected initial success. She is soon introduced to the temptations of a male and female lover and a diversity of exotic drugs. Glenda finds herself juggling a love quadrangle that forms the basis for lethal jealousy. The distraction of her lovers and exotic substances replaces her scientific work sending her star into burnout. She faces the possibility of being turned out by a likely Nobel Prize winner. A once promising future hurtles into a void she my not escape.
About the Author
JOHN BROWN is Professor Emeritus, University of Alberta, his working home of twenty-six years as Professor, PhD program director and Associate Dean. Prior to that time he observed the academic world from the other side of the podium as a student at the University of Saskatchewan, University of Washington and Cornell. He also enjoyed international opportunities in Nairobi, Paris, London, Edinburgh and China to stretch his familiarity of the academic world beyond North America. His inside view of university life gives him ample opportunity to delve into the challenges a young and brilliant graduate student faces in the pressure cooker world of a demanding graduate program while juggling the many licit and illicit pleasures the fascinating city of Vancouver offers on a silver plate. Too Soon Gone is his fifth book since leaving the halls of academe and he now lives in Vancouver.