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E. I. Davis’ “Exposed” shows wit, wisdom and insight in creating a closed circuit world of internecine college intramurals
WOODRIDGE, VA (PRWEB) February 02, 2013
E. I. Davis rides the carousel of what might be called college fiction with a GPA of A. Exposed is a novel whose motif is physically represented by its heroine Evelynn Vaughn – said motif being that of one-armed banditry. Similar to the narrative base of Pope’s The Rape of the Lock, Davis’ new novel subtly satirizes the closed circuit world of college campus hijinks by introducing iconic (read: stereotypical) characters into a fictive narrative technique hijacked from the bloodless but high decibel dramas of teen rom-coms.
Evelynn has always had problems with relationships. Having a distinctive disability (read: physical and social disease) and obsessing over her Greek jock ex-boyfriend does not help. She is very intelligent, though, and this forms the more factual basis for her being the heroine of this tale. In a world of misfits and a youthful population unfitted for each other for various reasons – mainly to ensure that they get that degree after dusting themselves off from and charging to experience the consequences of internecine college intramurals (in Davis’ book, it is in-campus at George Mason University) – she is targeted by a suitably Machiavellian bitch-type nemesis whose personal life is put under the forensics for a whodunit denouement after the thrills, spills, and chills have all blown over and the police have come in for the closer.
The field is evened out by Evelynn’s best friends and family. They represent a solid, stable lot that is the strong, resilient heart of middle class America. The one person whom she eventually finds to be the perfect fit for her is a childhood friend and neighbor, theirs being a potential love relationship that’s been on a holding pattern for upwards of fifteen years – love, in the systemized process of things, happens only after the socio-physical teenage package has been molded into strong character by the dictates of hormonal overdrive. Does Evelynn get her life back on track? There happens to have been, earlier on in the novel, a seriously brutal attack with her ex-boyfriend and the Machiavellian nemesis as prime suspects. As E. I. Davis so trenchantly demonstrates in a novel of movable parts, one has to be Exposed (if not allowed the experience, figuratively at least, of having one missing arm) to learn the dimensions and disciplines necessary to find the correct track and how to run it.
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Exposed * by E. I. Davis
Publication Date: January 4, 2013
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