Lauren E. Anderson

Available April 12, 2021
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When Olivia Gesso skydives into a recruiting job with Kava Tech—a hip start-up where twenty-somethings binge drink, gamble, and code their way to luxury cars and fat bonuses—it’s almost hard to remember how she got there. No one would have expected an eco-warrior hellbent on saving the seeds of an extinct tree to find her way into this silicon jungle, serving as high-heeled bait for geeky coders. But student debt and desperation drive Olivia farther from her life-changing work on a remote Indian Ocean island than she ever thought possible.
Now she’s lost in a fast-paced, high-stakes “Brotopia”, where hot recruiters make sure the country’s best techies get anything they want to sign on the dotted line. Still, Olivia risks it all—including her heart—to be a company star and get what she is after. But having gone from eco-warrior to dot-com fly girl, perhaps a little too easily, means dealing with some seriously irrational expectations. With the investors grabbing her “assets” and the star candidate holding out for more than just money, Olivia must decide how far she’ll go to bring an extinct tree back to life.

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Following her graduation from Princeton University, where she studied ecology and evolutionary biology, Lauren Anderson worked as a high-tech college recruiter on and off for five years to finance her further education and adventures at the nexus of conservation and development. She lived, studied and worked in Costa Rica, Mauritius and Rodrigues. Lauren earned her master’s degree in international relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and launched into a career with the United Nations. Under the United Nations family of organizations, Lauren has supported the sustainable development of island countries and written extensively on the UN’s efforts to fight Ebola and to address violence against women globally. Lauren also serves as an eco-writer and editorial consultant for the International Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD) and an adjunct professor in the Africana Studies Program of Rowan University. Lauren currently resides with her family in South Jersey. Recruited is her first novel


Author: Lauren E. Anderson
Release date: April 12, 2021
RRP: AU$42.99 (hbk), $29.99 (pbk), $9.99 (ebk)
Territory: English language market
Format: Hardback, Paperback and eBook
Size: 205 x 125mm
Pages: 336
ISBNs: 978-1-925856-31-6 (hbk), 978-1-925856-32-3 (pbk), 978-1-925856-33-0 (ebk)

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