A Dilemma in High Places

A Dilemma in High Places 2011

Stephanie Castle

The author paints a realistic picture of life in a fictitious national bank where one character, a transsexual, is fairly low down in management as the third person in the commercial loans department. There is conflict with his department head when he requests that senior management be notified of his plans for gender change as required under the bank’s management be notified of his plans for gender change as required under the bank’s human rights code. Eventually, he comes before the regional Vice-President, a man with important historic connections to the bank. By devious means, the junior learns that the senior is a cross-dresser, who has a girl friend who comes from doubtful origins. The senior has a high society wife who is playing similar tricks on him in that both have lovers. The situation blows up into a tearing row that leads to a difficult divorce but in the end, the senior marries his adoring girlfriend. The junior is a member of a prosperous farming family on Vancouver Island some members of which are involved in the Okanagan wine industry, while another has a cheeseworks near the family farm. The story mixes banking and farming with an often humorous underlying transgender situation.

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Stephanie Castle Publications

Cascade Series Number 5

ISBN 9781-8955904-7-0

199 pages

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