Synopsis of the Novel, 99 Waves
Written by the late author Persis Gerdes, 99 Waves is a visionary novel exploring the utopian possibilities we may still have available to us as a species. Disgruntled with a capitalist world that is not working for its people, a group of friends decide a revolutionary new approach is needed, and they set out to change the way things are. Inspired by a meeting with R. Buckminster Fuller, this novel is sure to inspire readers to think beyond the confines of the traditional world.
About the Author, Persis Gerdes
Persis Gerdes was the beloved wife of Eckhard Gerdes and devoted mother of Sterling, Ludwig, and Penelope Gerdes. She passed away from metastatic breast cancer in 2002, but left behind this novel, a screenplay, a couple of short stories, and a passel of people who loved her. Inspired in part by her well known grandfather, Seth Phelps, a long-time teacher at the University of Chicago Laboratory School, she earned a Master of Arts in Teaching and used her talents to help develop the love of music in underprivileged elementary school children. Her optimism and vision for a better future for the world were unwavering, and they live on through her work. All profits from the sale of this book are donated to the American Cancer Society.