Then slow-motion action of an Olympic javelin thrower. And then the book's "high concept" - the hook, if you will, in Hollywood terms.
The book? POOKOO by Doug Shiloh.
Grab the coffee and a smoke (if you must) and get ready to read the sad but hilarious tale of three Chicagoans on the ropes. POOKOO is a down-and-out story with lots of sarcasm in the tone of Nick Caraway (narrator of THE GREAT GATSBY) or the 80s hit BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY.
Set in Chicago, POOKOO follows three characters in 1991. The Internet has yet to begun. George H.W. Bush is President. Katlin Hillmacher, an ex-Olympian, is going through a rough patch. His new girlfriend Julie is trying to see him through those times - money problems, injuries, and oh, yes - a separation from his wife who is the daughter of a manufacturing millionaire. And the tale is told by an out of work proofreader named Pete Warner who is forced to take a mascot job as "Lenny the Lobster."
Don't get fooled by Shiloh's cool yuppie characters - POOKOO is an old fashioned search for the soul in the big city.
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The novel is available as a paperback or Kindle e-book download, with plans for a Nook version as well as other e-book platforms. Get your copy now at http://www.amazon.com/
Shiloh's web site: http://www.dougshiloh.com.
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