NEW YORK (Reuters) – The criminal in Bridget Siegel‘s entrance novel, “Domestic Affairs,” is a charismatic Southern politician who has an event with a staffer while using in a Democratic primary for president.
But notwithstanding apparent parallels to a domestic soap show that surrounded a real-life presidential aspirant, former U.S. Senator John Edwards, Siegel – a Democratic fundraiser incited writer – insists a book is pristine fiction.
“All a characters are composites of people we met over a years,” pronounced Siegel, who worked on a unsuccessful 2004 Democratic campaign when Edwards was on a clamp presidential ticket. Still, she concedes: “It turns out a timing was great, between a Edwards hearing and a elections.”
Edwards, 59, has certified he had an event with his debate videographer Rielle Hunter during a 2008 Democratic primary, that he mislaid to Barack Obama. In May, he was clear of a debate financial assign after being indicted of improperly funneling income from rich supporters to disguise a affair.
Siegel’s novel, that she began essay about a year ago and was published this week by Weinstein Books, tells a story of Olivia Greenley, a inhabitant financial executive who falls in adore with her candidate, Landon Taylor, over costly dinners with donors in Manhattan and The Hamptons.
Like Edwards, Taylor is a large politician who speaks eloquently about American poverty, and whose domestic code owes many to a interest of his intelligent and charismatic wife.
Edwards’ wife, Elizabeth, died in Dec 2010 after a prolonged and open conflict with cancer.
Siegel’s decade in inhabitant politics began in 2000, when she worked on Hillary Clinton’s successful debate for a U.S. Senate. Four years later, Siegel, who is 35, went to work for a Democratic National Committee, and she served as northeast financial executive during a 2004 presidential race.
She had no purpose in Edwards’ 2008 presidential campaign and pronounced she is not tighten to anyone in a Edwards family.
The characters in Siegel’s novel get tiny sleep, spend many of their days thumbing divided during intelligent phones and onslaught to say regretful relationships.
“It is exhausting work,” pronounced Siegel, who pronounced during one five-year duration she never took some-more than 3 days off during a time. “And in fundraising, a goals are always moving, and it’s always, get to that subsequent series and get to a bigger goal.”
Opportunities to massage shoulders with rich energy brokers come in sheer contrariety to a common resources of many debate workers, who are paid a really tiny fragment of a millions they are approaching to raise.
“It’s vast what these campaigns are spending, and hopefully my book is a tiny bit of discernment into a immature people who move in this income and a day to day idiocy that surrounds these outrageous numbers entrance in,” she said.
Despite quitting debate life, Siegel admits some habits are tough to kick, particularly her BlackBerry addiction. With a laugh, she admits she wrote many of a book on her phone while roving New York City subways.
“It sounds crazy, though there’s no vigilance and there’s adequate going on so we don’t nap off,” pronounced Siegel.
“I would get on a transport in a morning, go out to Coney Island, get out and have a soda, go behind … and email it to myself during night,” she said.
(Reporting By Edith Honan; Editing by Christine Kearney and Todd Eastham)R Soft Web Hosting