Category: Mainstream Fiction

The Jillie Effect

Jillie Lange is a feisty and resourceful 15-year-old who should be at home in St. Louis. Instead, she’s fleeing town on a Greyhound bus with her mother, Ada, along with money and incriminating papers belonging to a crime boss. Arriving in Phoenix, they encounter police detective Luis Faro, a man suffering severe vertigo and mired in guilt resulting from an automobile accident that killed his wife. Assigned to investigate Ada and Jillie, Luis finds himself on a collision course with the revenge fueled mobster at the same time he learns the accident that killed his wife was no accident.

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ARSIS by Twane Markson

The fictional book I have written is intended for entertainment and is designed to give the reader a weekend of enjoyable reading. To this end, it is short and to the point containing 140 pages, 37,000 words. I have used high points in entertainment that I have experienced over 60 years to convey the story. It is a tale of renewal. I use the technique of identifying the speakers used in “Our Gang” by P. Roth and, like his work, mine is not a play. I might characterize it as a novelette. It would probably make a good chick lit.

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