It's the late 90s Internet boom, and Brendon Meagher has just lost his wife Sadie in a freakish car accident at the edge of Silicon Valley. The Cyclone Release
follows Brendon as he emerges from tragedy and lands in a pre-IPO start-up that promises astonishing riches. Mo Gramercy, a bright and commanding colleague with her own deep secret, joins Brendon, disrupts his malaise, and takes him as her lover. The characters' careen toward IPO millions, their secrets suddenly converging, and both are shaken without mercy from bucolic notions of work, life, and impending fortune.
Born in California’s Santa Clara Valley long before it became the Silicon Valley of today, Bruce Overby both participated in and keenly observed the transformation and evolution of an insular place that many still fail to understand. His fiction explores issues of loss and belonging, family and relationships, the human condition in a technology-driven world, and addiction. His story “Bookmarks” won First Prize in the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition, and his debut novel, The Cyclone Release, was a finalist in the Madville Publishing Blue Moon Novel Competition. His fiction has appeared in Storyglossia, the Green Mountains Review, the Evening Street Review, and the anthology Home of the Brave: Stories in Uniform.
“…a fantastic book about life, loss and moving ahead”— Elizabeth Strout, Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
“…an intimate view into the bizarre landscape of the Silicon Valley tech start-up”— Danielle Girard, USA Today Bestselling Author
“…this debut is not to be missed!”— Jeffery Hess, Author of Scar Tissue