The Parlor Girl’s Guide

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Pub Date 26 Mar 2019 | Archive Date 03 May 2019

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Description

A cynical country girl enlists the living and the dead to guide her past family tragedy and forge her escape from a secluded Southern brothel. After her father’s murder and mother’s abonnement, a merciless landowner forces Molly Lingo to work in a rural Alabama hunting lodge that doubles as an exclusive whorehouse. Molly, the feisty tough teenage daughter of a hand-to-mouth tobacco farmer, employs a troubled gambler and a mysterious specter to assist her in breaking away from the unrelenting grip of the sharecropper culture. Set at the beginning of the Jazz Age’s promising sweep across America, Molly’s story depicts both the shocking brutality of the landlord class and a young woman’s determination not to be treated as a second-class citizen. This energetic historical fiction offers supernatural thrills and the poignant transformation of a metaphysical coming-of-age tale.


AUTHOR BIO: After twenty-fives year peddling bulldozers around the globe, Steve McCondichie exited the corporate world to pursue his true purpose—telling thrilling tales about our meandering journeys through life. A rebel since kindergarten, Steve always gives the underdog antihero ample opportunities for redemption. A believer in the power of kinship he enjoys examining how family shapes the individual and their choices. The Parlor Girl’s Guide is his second novel. Lying for a Living, his debut novel, was published in 2017. A well-traveled native Southerner, he works as a real estate novelist and lives in Newnan, Georgia and Amelia Island, Florida with his lovely wife, Donna, their four children, and five grandchildren.

A cynical country girl enlists the living and the dead to guide her past family tragedy and forge her escape from a secluded Southern brothel. After her father’s murder and mother’s abonnement, a...


A Note From the Publisher

On sale date: March 2019 •
Page count: 250 •
Final trim size: 5.5” x 8.5” •
Price: $16.99 •
ISBN: 978-1-970137-99-6 •
eISBN: 978-1-970137-90-3 •
LCCN: 2019900031 • •

Genres:
FIC014000 FICTION / Historical •
FIC074000 FICTION / Southern •
FIC039000 FICTION / Visionary & Metaphysical

On sale date: March 2019 •
Page count: 250 •
Final trim size: 5.5” x 8.5” •
Price: $16.99 •
ISBN: 978-1-970137-99-6 •
eISBN: 978-1-970137-90-3 •
LCCN: 2019900031 • •

Genres:
...


Advance Praise

"A gritty portrayal of a plucky young woman of the Deep South who is victimized by dark forces beneath the glitz and glamour of the Jazz Age."

— John Russo, co-creator of Night of the Living Dead 

"A gritty portrayal of a plucky young woman of the Deep South who is victimized by dark forces beneath the glitz and glamour of the Jazz Age."

— John Russo, co-creator of Night of the Living Dead 


Marketing Plan

• Debut at AWP 2019 Bookfair

• SIBA Spring Show

• Online and social media networking

• Full-scale blog review tour

• Consumer and trade advertising

• Targeted email marketing

• Book trailer

• Debut at AWP 2019 Bookfair

• SIBA Spring Show

• Online and social media networking

• Full-scale blog review tour

• Consumer and trade advertising

• Targeted email marketing

• Book trailer


Available Editions

EDITION Paperback
ISBN 9781970137996
PRICE $16.99 (USD)

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