Stacey Abrams Contains Hoards

 Stacey Abrams Contains Hoards 





Her fixations on open arrangement and mainstream society met up in the new High Court spine chiller "While Equity Dozes," the first occasion when she has utilized her own name on one of her books. 

One thing I'm appreciative to my folks for is that there was never a second where they said, 'Don't do this,'" Stacey Abrams said. "What they needed for us was to investigate and attempt




Stacey Abrams published her first book — “Rules of Engagement,” a romance novel about a brilliant undercover agent and her smoking-hot colleague — while a student at Yale Law School. Eager to keep her worlds separate, she used the nom de plume Selena Montgomery, a homage to the “Bewitched” actress Elizabeth Montgomery.
Abrams went on to write seven more Selena 

Montgomery books (one of which, “Never Tell,” is in development with CBS), as well as two nonfiction works under her own name, while pursuing her day jobs as a tax lawyer, business owner, state lawmaker, candidate for governor and voting-rights advocate, to name a few. It is hard to imagine that anyone who followed the 2020 election does not know who Stacey Abrams is.


And so for her latest book, “While Justice Sleeps,” a legal thriller about a Supreme Court justice whose descent into a coma plunges the court, and the country, into turmoil, Abrams, 47, has used her own name on a novel for the first time. It as if the disparate parts of her life — the public-policy part, the nerdy, abstruse-topic part and the popular-culture-consuming part — are finally coalescing.


Writing is as much a part of who I am as anything,” Abrams said last month in a video interview from her home in Atlanta. “One thing I am grateful to my parents for is that there was never a moment where they said, ‘Don’t do this.’ What they wanted for us was to explore and try. And writing is native to the way I think about the world.”


“While Justice Sleeps,” out on Tuesday from Doubleday, has a sprawling plot whose features include a proposed merger between a U.S. biotech company and an Indian genetics firm, a cruel disease with a potential cure, a conspiracy involving the top echelons of the American government, a corrupt and ruthless president, a Supreme Court poised to decide a case with worldwide ramifications and an intellectual scavenger hunt that begins with the mention of a famous 19th-century chess match.


Its heroine is 26-year-old Avery Keene, law clerk to the incapacitated justice, who stumbles into a world of trouble when she is made his legal guardian. In common with other Abrams heroines, she is preternaturally talented, with an eidetic, or photographic, memory, a brilliant analytical mind and a knack for attracting and escaping danger.


Like so many things about Abrams, the book is partly a family affair, produced in consultation with her five siblings. Her sister Leslie, a federal judge, advised her on legal issues. Her sister Jeanine, an evolutionary biologist, helped her on the medical aspects of the plot. Her sister Andrea, an anthropologist, counseled her on matters of ethnicity and religion. Her two brothers, Richard and Walter, read early drafts and made suggestions about plotting and pacing.




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