"I think I should have been listening to Lou Reed whilst reading it."
-- Jack, Goodreads Review
The core of this gritty, only in New York-story was inspired by real
events - a beautiful, aspiring dancer slain. The psychotic roommate has
confessed, but a dilettante actor-turned-journalist thinks there's more
to it and investigates. Soon one of his sources mentions he might have
better luck gaining trust if he'd shoot dope.
Welcome to New York's East Village, aka Loisaida, circa 1988.
Meet your neighbors - artists, dreamers, hustlers, devil worshipers,
anarchists, junkies and yuppies - all competing for breathing space in a
city without air. It's the era of greed, when the poor are objects of
scorn not sympathy, and the gentrifiers view themselves as urban
pioneers. This is a story about sex and drugs and real estate. This is a
story about a murder...
Word Count: 101k
Genre: Literary Fiction, General Fiction, Neo-noir Literary Thriller