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Echoes from the Attic by Richard Seltzer and Ethel Kaiden

"Echoes from the Attic" is a contemporary novel, set in Boston's Back Bay. Apartment sharing turns everyday life inside out. Five strangers, separated by a generation, thrown together by chance or manipulation, spark passion and danger. They bond, reshuffle, and redefine their lives as they learn to cope with such threats as: an infestation of burglars in their attic, global high-tech organized crime, public exposure and invitations to violence by hidden webcams, self-righteous jealousy, and violent death. (54,000 words)


My published works include: "The Name of Hero" (historical  novel), "Ethiopia Through Russian Eyes" (translation from the Russian),  "Saint Smith and Other Stories" (novellas and stories), "The Lizard of Oz" (satiric fantasy), and "Now and Then and Other Tales from Ome" (children's stories), and four books about doing business over the Internet. Now a publisher of electronic books, he worked for Digital/Compaq for 19 years, most recently as "Internet Evangelist." He graduated from Yale, with a major in English, and got an MA from the U. of Mass. at Amherst in Comparative Literature (French, Russian, and German). At Yale, he had creative writing courses with Robert Penn Warren and Joseph Heller.

Ethel Kaiden (co-author) is the daughter of Jack Weinstock, author of Pulitzer Prize winning musical "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" for which he won the Tony Award and the Annual Screenwriters' Award.  He was also the author of several well-known plays and television shows including scripts for Jackie Gleason's "The Honeymooners" and "Howdy Doody". "Tom Corbett Space Cadet" and "Rod Brown Of The Rocket Rangers."  Ethel has written several short stories and assisted her father with comic special material. She has been the speech writer for several CEO's of major corporations including Wang Laboratories, Digital Equipment, and Schlumberger.  She has been a Public Relations executive and Press Agent before co-authoring "Echoes from the Attic."  privacy statement