January 3rd 1/2 (Hardcover)

By Debora Davis

Robert Reed Publishers, 9781031741216

Publication Date: January 1, 2010



"January 3rd 1/2," a new novel by Debora Davis, explores universal fantasies and asks the reader to imagine a day free from social responsibility, morals, and laws. What would you do if you had the chance to experience a day that doesn't exist? A "Free Day" on which you could do anything you choose with no consequences? Would you take revenge? Express yourself in some way without restraint? Make real your darkest fantasies? Tempt death? Five people receive the chance to do just that when they find a mysterious invitation under their Christmas tree in the form of a silver ticket embossed with the words "Free Day January 3rd 1/2." Burke will unlock the prison door behind which his heart resides. Sam will spend a day with the school's baddest boys. Paul will put his marriage vows on hold as he satisfies his lustful desires. Liz will find out the truth about her husband once and for all.Larry Dean will take the ultimate revenge on the man who stole his livelihood.What starts as a dream day, ends in a nightmare of pain and remorse. Which of the five will get the chance at redemption? Only time will tell..All of the characters in this compelling fantasy think they will benefit from their "Free Day," but the lesson of the story is really, "Be careful what you ask for - you just might get it " January 3rd 1/2 will also inspire readers to be generous, think through an idea to completion before acting, and appreciate what they have. This fantastic story is designed to make us take a close look at our hidden desires and the reality we choose to live in and react to. Magic and suspense drive the story to places beyond imagination and into an alternate reality. But, although January 3rd 1/2 is essentially a fantasy, it can also be classified as contemporary/mainstream fiction. It is a story about ordinary people in an extraordinary situation who are dealing with very real issues such as domestic abuse, infidelity, parent/teen relationships, and friendship. There have been many's.