This week’s writer is Sheri J. Kennedy and she celebrates her upcoming book, “Likeness.” The Book Release Party is next Wednesday at Pioneer Coffee.
In LIKENESS, early millennium Seattle-based workers Charlie and Emmaline are thrust from their comfortable and quirky marketing department to the Worldwide Pharmaceutical Conference stage. They present their ad for a new drug, Assimilaire, that minimizes social anxiety by making one feel the same as those around them.
In a strange twist, a free sample causes the audience members to not only feel like, but to become like athletic geek Charlie and adventurous artist Emmaline.
Forced to stay at the conference by a bomb scare, the affected hotel guests are caught in a madcap impromptu experiment that exposes the nature of similarity and difference.
This snappy contemporary novel provides much to think about and plenty of humor as it considers the value of who we are.
Author, Sheri J. Kennedy has always been fascinated with similarity and difference. This playful yet rich exploration of the topic was written with a nod to her time living in Queen Anne neighborhood and working in downtown Seattle as a picture framer when she was a twenty-something like the artsy Emmaline.