Politics in Novels

Politics in Prose

Sooner or later, people in more intellectual circles may ask about the politics of an author of about the politics of a fiction novelist’s fictional worlds.
Here are a few tid bits of information:

  1. Women philosophers are more likely than their male counterparts to write fiction novels. I won’t go into why that is at this time but there are reasons for it.
  2.  Genre authors are sometimes categorized in certain ways and people may feel that a specific political agenda appears in their fiction. This is only sometimes true. The politics of a given story may not be the same as in an author’s other stories.

As an author, I toy around with politics in some stories. I do view it as important but may not express that consistently from one novel to another. Then again, once readers get used to me, it might well be obvious.

Multiculturalism & Pluralism

There are stories which closely resemble the real world or are set in “the real world” despite being fiction. In the novel The Double Life of Tutweiler Buckhead has characters exhibiting the same kinds of racial diversity that one finds in the setting – the city of Indianapolis. There are good guys and villains of both the main “racial types” in the story. No one was included or left out for the purposes of being offensive.

Me, personally
My personal politics are most likely to be loved or disparaged as promoting a socially progressive “Liberal agenda” or even “Liberal feminist, politically correct agenda”. I don’t think of it that way to the same extreme that my political adversaries do but I am politically and sociologically a progressive thinker. I am not against tradition for the sake of rocking the boat. However, I do think that pointlessly oppressive social systems which are immoral should be dismantled. I do think that a certain amount of institutionalized prejudice against varying degrees of criminality is warranted. I do believe that it is perfectly acceptable for the USA to remain “a Christian nation” without apology and that “religious tolerance” should not go so far as to devastate ourselves due to being attacked by our opposition because their perception of our “tolerance” is to take over and supplant our basic Christian culture. I am Pro-Choice and believe that abortion should be very rare, but safe and legal in those rare instances when it occurs. I believe motherhood should be well supported and understand that many “relationship conservatives” are coming from a school of thought which is based in preventing divorces and single-parenting without killing anyone. I think support for adoption would work better if pregnant women and girls get more support than they get torment from peers, clerics or parents. I won’t go on about it all any more right now.

There are a few other tid bits about my personal politics in The Double Life of Tutweiler BuckheadMost of it, is the simple ways in which my views of good and evil are communicated in the plot and characters.Check it out for yourselves right on the Works associate page.

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Pre-sales for those who want their urban crime novel in hard cover!

Go ahead if you dare. Order a copy of this urban crime novel. Features include: an omniscient narration that includes multiple perspectives. This is a great reminder of how novels differ from films and give readers a degree of intimacy with characters more closely resembling our closer personal relationships in terms of ‘what we get to know’.

The story is thankfully not true, but the setting is. As the author, it is my sincere hope that this shows.

For those who want it NOW, A Kindle version is available and I can personally email you the PDF and you can pay via PayPal.

Winter is a great time of year for reading.

Happy Reading!!

More about the readers December 2013

Hi everyone.  Today I’d like to thank you all for your patience as I learn how this thing works.  There are some comments making it through the layers of filtration.  Some filters are IP addresses and levels of computer hardware and cross-system networking that I don’t even know exist let alone understand, whereas other filters are ‘things’ such as subjective minds, personal defenses and occasionally generalized disbelief. 

Sales of the books could use a boost, so please do spread the word.  As I’m sure you understand, I do want to find those who are interested and will like them and can spend the money or have someone buy for them without any injuries and I would prefer that no one cries – not even me, from ‘the sales process’.  Urban crime fiction or a nonfiction self help booklet that can also be used for intro to philosophy classes in English speaking schools and universities. 

The wind here in the lower of the Saxonies is strong enough that there are weather warnings about it.  I haven’t lived anyplace where that is ‘so true’ before.  Hopefully it is not witchcraft from somewhere or a side effect of the pollution where the real ‘witchcraft’ was abusing the environment in our human lust for power.  In some cases that does mean electricity.  If the wind gets too intense they stop using the trains.  This makes sense but has not come up much before in my life so I notice it a lot.

Villains who seem like good guys

Villains who seem like good guys

There have been a lot of TV shows that covered the type of material handled in this urban novel The Double Life of Tutweiler Buckhead.  Also like the TV shows, rather than there being just one sleuth, it really is a team.  Many stars are team leaders, and in this novel, there is one.  Thomas, a fashionable and very good man, leads the others on his team.  How, he is their liason to the Mayor and other officials.  He drafts their contract and closes their deals.  They spend overnights at his house, and when they have meeting, he facilitates them. 

Hoping that’s not a spoiler but a great introduction to the way leadership is portrayed in this powerful contemporary novel – you can go to the link and buy one of the first 100 copies today!

Indianapolis, Indiana, USA – setting for The Double Life of Tutweiler Buckhead

The Double Life of Tutweiler Buckhead: An Adventure in Indianapolis by Miriam Pia

The Double Life of Tutweiler Buckhead: An Adventure in Indianapolis by Miriam Pia

About the Book

Frustrated by the audacity of local villains, the Sheriff of Marion County turns to the Mayor. Urban fiction set in a real city, An Adventure in Indianapolis takes some of the charm of vigilante-comic book-heroism and mixes into the nitty gritty of contemporary crime fiction. A band of champions searches for the missing pieces in the evil plot of a local Drug Kingpin in The Double Life of Tutweiler Buckhead: An Adventure in Indianapolis.

Ideal for those who love events of the outside world and the workings of the minds – characters actions and thoughts are both portrayed in this contemporary novel with just a touch of magic.