THE PROMISE (with Leke Tasi)
A true and extraordinary love story set in the largely unknown period of massive oppression in the last half of the 20th century in Europe’s most mysterious country. Resistance, love and survival in Albania’s gulag.
Leke Tasi is an Albanian writer and former prisoner in the Communist camps.
Corinne Browne accompanied the story’s hero to Albania to witness the removal of his mother and sister’s bones from their graves near one of the prison camps. That scene opens the story.
THE DRAGON’S TAIL
Nuclear history told through true, largely buried stories. 1945-the present.
Based on the book Time Bomb: Understanding the Threat of Nuclear Power.
Innocence breeds destruction in a Jamaican paradise turned prison.
Captive Americans, middle-aged Howie and Clara, linked at first in fear and dislike, fall in love. Clara’s teenage daughter, Lily, and young Jamaican Caleb, possessed by passion, defy drug lords’ rules, and ignite their own tragedy.
Monday 13th of July 2020
I’ve just finished my screenplay Maggie & Bean.
Now to see it make its way in the world…
I’ll post a synopsis soon as soon as I get my breath back!
BODY SHOP: Recuperating from Vietnam (Stein & Day, 1973)
First published book about American men wounded in Vietnam, all amputees at Letterman General Hospital in San Francisco. Each stump is attached to a name, a story, a brave heart.
Woody, young, blue-eyed, red-haired California man says, “I went to a concert a while ago. I was sitting on some steps, this chick was sitting below me. Everyone was stoned. She leaned back and hit her head against my false legs. She turned around, she couldn’t believe it. We really laughed!”
In 1985 Browne wrote the original story, LEAP OF FAITH, for the TV film of the same name produced by Marlo Thomas.
CONFESSIONS OF A FISH DOCTOR (with Scott Bodie, Workman Publishing Co, 1976) – a guide to keeping tropical fish happy and healthy.