Santa Barbara

A Novel

In Santa Barbara, in 1974, a man and woman, both thirty-something, meet at their parents’ extravagant wedding. He is a successful Los Angeles Times journalist, Pulitzer nominee, charming, talented and excessive. The woman is myself. My father, furious, fading roué, is marrying his luxurious, incorrigible mother. Drawn together by their marriage, he and I become lovers on their wedding night. My father’s violence and his mother’s voluptuousness create the backdrop to our drama, which in turn frames his shocking confession.

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Billy’s Bay

A Novel
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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.