Marissa's Books & Gifts, LLC
This 75,000-word novel showcases the soap opera-like lives of three flight attendants of color. They work through and share their personal experiences both in and out of flight. Whitney - A single parent committed to her first love who's spent several years in prison and is released, only to eventually return to a lifestyle of crime. Whitney also faces the mixed emotions of embracing her long term drug-addicted mother. Eddie - A married man on the down low, struggling with his sexuality and the consequences of coming out of the closet. His decision to reveal his innermost secret results in the loss of his wife to a suicidal death, and greatly strains the relationship he has with his father. Roxy - A single and promiscuous Latino survivor of sexual abuse who looks for love in all the wrong places, finds herself trapped between two relationships in which the males are father and son. The novel ends with the shocking and poignant event of the September 11th Twin Towers tragedy, which one of the characters eyewitnesses.
December 31, 2005