Day 3: Countdown to Publication Book Giveaway: Will Lutwick

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UPDATE: Karen Swank Fitch and Amber Liddell have both won a copy! Welcome to Day 3 of the Countdown to Publication Book Giveaway! Today’s book is a critically acclaimed memoir by a former Peace Corps volunteer, Will Lutwick–Dodging Machetes. And Will is giving away not 1, but 2 e-copies!

Your (remaining) Question of the Day (1 answer per winner, please): 

1. In which famous novel does Edward Fairfax Rochester play a significant role?



Will Lutwick, a quirky misfit, gets an MBA at 22, but soon realizes he and the American corporate world are a horrid mismatch. He joins the Peace Corps and is sent to the Fiji Islands, the quintessential tropical paradise. Will finds himself attracted to prohibited pulchritude when Rani Gupta, a beautiful, rebellious 20-year-old from a traditional Hindu family, begins working in his office. Dating is taboo in Fiji’s large Indian community, and an interracial couple would be unprecedented. But Rani and Will soon discover their mutual attraction impossible to resist. Their liaison is clandestine, but word gets out, and a cultural firestorm engulfs Rani’s community. The two lovers are under constant threat of attack, and violence ensues. Will must confront his personal demons about courage and commitment, while Rani is treated like a pariah by her people. Will the besieged lovers stay together, or will a hostile world tear them apart?


Will Lutwick is the author of the critically acclaimed seriocomic memoir Dodging Machetes: How I Survived Forbidden Love, Bad Behavior, and the Peace Corps in Fiji, which won the 2012 USA Best Book Award for Mulitcultural Non-Fiction. Will has degrees from Duke University and the University of Michigan. After completion of his Peace Corps service, he returned to the United States where he has had a career in marketing, financial administration, and business systems design. Will has been published in the San Francisco Chronicle and San Francisco Focus magazine. He lives in San Francisco with his wife.
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