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Elevator to hell: : a novel, Matthew Benjamin, (ebook)

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Elevator to hell: : a novel
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Elevator to hell:
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a novel
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Matthew Benjamin
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Perhaps crime doesn't pay. But doing nothing doesn't either. Still, does any degree of abuse or mistreatment warrant fratricide-killing your own brother? Or, more precisely, half-brother? And when does old fashioned greed take over and disguise itself as simple ambition or self-preservation? Nic Reilly, a thirty-year old Detroit native and top record executive, is laying low in the Mexican Sierras. It's April, 2005-another brutal year for the music business with the onslaught of the file sharing revolution. With time to burn, Nic recounts how, at seventeen years old, he was informed by his dying working class father that he was adopted as an infant and his biological father is none other than Ben Tyler, a rock legend of the Rod Stewart variety. This comes as quite a shock to young Nic for a variety of reasons but two in particular stand out: One, he acknowledges that he has world famous Ben Tyler's blood running through his veins, and, two, he always believed that he was an only child and now, suddenly, he has five half-siblings living in Southern California-the descendants of Ben's two legitimate marriages. Nic's first reaction is to reach out to his long lost siblings and to his estranged bio-Dad only to be fiercely rebuked by the siblings and apparently ignored -again- by Ben Tyler, as Ben has ignored Nic for Nic's entire life. Yet despite the rejections, Nic, the oldest sibling, and ostensibly the most level headed, ignores the insults and makes one last ditch effort to befriend his relatives by taking a train out to California following his high school graduation to meet with them in person. But here again, Nic is shunned and embarrassed and, thus, ultimately forced to accept the reality that there is no love for him in golden California, blood or no blood. There is one silver lining, however. After Nic returns to Detroit, he receives an unexpected letter from Ben Tyler (who is overseas) explaining the reasons for his absence and instructs Nic to continue living his own life free from the dysfunctional Tyler family presence because he is much better off that way. However, should Nic ever really need anything in the future, he, Ben, will be there for him this time. So Nic takes his bio-Dad's advice and leaves behind his bio-family, or so he thinks, and attends the University of Michigan where he excels as a student of history and music appreciation. Upon graduating with honors, he decides to take over one of the most arcane and revered record stores in the country, Eclectic Emporium in Detroit, instead of going to law school. The owner and creator, Sledge Parker, is about to be sent off to federal prison for counterfeiting charges, but recognizes NIc's talents when Nic worked for him and insists that NIc take over his highly regarded enterprise. Nic, on the counseling of his brilliant college roommate and best friend, Jonathan Castlebum, chooses the record business over law school and begins his musical career. One of NIc's first moves as owner of Eclectic Emporium is to hire tall, dark, and exotic Karolina Turgestive as his store manager. Karo is an Eruoasian refugee and a product of an African diplomat and a Russian beauty queen. After Karolina emigrated from Russia, she joined the fashion industry and then left that to make her mark in the music world. In the years that follow, Nic and Karolina team up and take Sledge's landmark record institute to a new level before the untimely onslaught of the digital downloading madness that literally torpedoes the entire music industry. Specifically for Nic, though, and in addition to the overall looming threat of dwindling sales of CDs and vinyl, the uncertainty from digital piracy propels one of the premier capital intensive record chains in the world, Prostitute Records, to compensate for their potential ..
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Benjamin, Matthew
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  • Sound recording executives and producers
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  • Rock musicians
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adult
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Elevator to hell: : a novel, Matthew Benjamin, (ebook)
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9780988270305
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Elevator to hell: : a novel, Matthew Benjamin, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780988270305
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(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11728711
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remote
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11728711
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MWT11728711
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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