Book Blast: Dispatches From Paradise by Shelly Gitlow + Giveaway
Author and screenwriter Shelly Gitlow makes her fiction debut in
this colorful, lightning-paced, and often wildly unpredictable modern tale
about sex, lies, and love.
From the very first
page, DISPATCHES FROM PARADISE takes
readers to the family battlefield of three generations of women living together
in the sultry city of Miami -- where DD cups abound, octogenarians recite
erotic poetry and an S&M Fitness class is not for the fainthearted.
Written in the distinct voices of Liz (39) who pulls the plug on
her marriage and quits her job so she can re-boot her life, her over-sexed
mother, Claudette (55) who’s searching for her next partner/meal ticket, and
Darcy (18) Liz’s beautiful, reckless daughter who’s realizing she might also
have a brain and be a lesbian, DISPATCHES
FROM PARADISE explores the complex dynamics of the women’s relationships as
they tear through Miami’s wild clubs and outrageous art scene, changing, growing
and reconnecting on new terms.
Drawing upon her unique
insights as a family therapist, author Shelly Gitlow gives readers three
characters they will never forget.Her
debut novel marks the arrival of a bold brash narrative voice.
DARCY :“OMFG.When I went to class and saw my Hotties Gone Wild video
playing, I knew it was time to haul ass out of that stupid college. The only
place I could go was home, which seriously sucks. My mom kicked my dad out, not
that I blame her, cuz he’s a total dog. But the crappy thing is that she’s
positive I’m still using, so she’ll be all up in my business. Grandma’s here,
which is way cool cuz she’ll help me get into modeling. And as soon as I have
the bucks, I am so out of here.”
Miami-based author Shelly Gitlow is the
co-writer of the feature film Boynton
Beach Club and the author of the novel Dispatches
From Paradise.In her former life,
she was a family therapist and wrote several books on quality management.She divides her time between New York City