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A family tale for modern times—detailed, thorough, and thoughtful—that rings true throughout.

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"Eric Michael Bovim's Around the Sun makes for a killer debut novel. Mark White is lost. He's a Beltway PR giant with a well-worn passport and shaky morals, reeling from the loss of his wife and his reputation - a one-two punch that threatens to knock him and his young son to the ground forever. One part travelogue, two-parts mid-life crisis, Around the Sun is a perfectly-observed book about pain. Take a fistful of pills as needed. Oh, and as soon as we're allowed to travel again, I'm heading right for the twisty streets and beautiful beaches of Barcelona (which Bovim captures expertly), with Around the Sun in the seat-back pocket for a second read. Vaya con Dios."

Mickey Rapkin, author of Pitch Perfect

"Eric Michael Bovim's debut novel, Around the Sun, is a dazzling account of a high-flying PR executive who navigates the complicated worlds of finance, technology, and personal grief, with uncertain results. Think of this as a risk assessment for a family and a global order on the verge of change. Bovim's scene-setting and mesmerizing prose make for a compulsively readable book."

Christopher Merrill, author of Self-Portrait with Dogwood