Here's the pitch--Ellie Johnson is a Las Vegas housewife dealing with the fallout of her
husband’s affair with a big-boobed Australian. As she goes from married to
unmarried, Ellie embarks with her best friend on a happiness journey is messy,
chaotic, and fraught with ice cream and booze. A lot of booze. Then there’s
Doug. You know, the ex-boyfriend who wants to take up with Ellie where they
left off more than fifteen years ago. Sometimes, life is the luck of the draw.
And sometimes, life is Sex, Doug, and a Rocky Road.
If you're familiar with Bardsley other work, better bring some oxygen to help you survive the laughs.
Next up at bat.
Huge kudos to fellow MWA member Tom Holliday, for at last honchoing his biography of America's great opera composer, Carlisle Floyd, onto the printed page. The local book launch party for Falling Up: The Days and Nights of Carlisle Floyd (Syracuse University Press), will be this Friday, February 22, at the Colfax, Tattered Cover. I love this cover photo. You can truly read Floyd's expression. Man, this composing is freakin' hard work!
And clean up.
Another MWA buddy, Manuel Ramos, will bring us another of his gritty Chicano noir stories, Desperado (Arte Publico Press), to the Colfax Tattered Cover, on April 11. The background in his cover art cracked me up with its chistes.