In her entertaining, fast-paced, debut novel, Accelerated (Pegasus Books), local author and mom Bronwen Hruska follows single dad Sean Benning as he navigates the high-pressure world of New York City private school. Sean is a fish out of water among highly privileged parents but hopes that the elite education his son, Toby, is getting is worth all the madness.
Packed with quick wit and sexual innuendo, the humorous tale turns thriller when the school pressures Sean to put his son on ADD medication to quell what Sean believes to be normal eight-year-old behavior. He soon finds that the price of keeping up in this accelerated world is even higher than the school’s oversized tuition. Hruska weaves her inside knowledge of Manhattan’s elite academies and the overmedication of children into an amusing but compelling critique of the race for success.
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