Fighting City Hall

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About the author:
Roger Van Noord worked as a reporter and in various editor positions at the Flint Journal, where he retired as managing editor. Van Noord also is the author of two biographies, "Unleashed: A storyteller's odyssey" and "Assassination of a Michigan King: The Life of James Jesse Strang." He and his wife live in Michigan with an Irish terrier that loves salad fixings and apples.

Fighting City Hall

A novel

Authored by Roger Van Noord

Chasing a mysterious tip about a colorful mayor, Rob Norton is closing in on the biggest story of his newspaper career when he finds himself fighting more than city hall.

With the mayor's re-election looming, Norton's story faces nonsensical roadblocks while he deals with dysfunctional newsroom personalities, including his own.

Norton continues digging, and yet, a more personal probe, this one by his doctor, grows more significant. Something has gone dramatically wrong. The wheels are coming off his world, and he realizes he is in a race against his own deteriorating body as he veers into uncertainty about career, sex life, and even his daily routine.

Fighting City Hall is an ink-stained portrait of an era not too long ago when newspapers were news papers, with breaking news, not a regurgitation of stories printed first online. It was an exciting time to be in a newsroom, where the atmosphere bubbled with crude.

Publication Date:
1497412374 / 9781497412378
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / General

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