Launched in San Francisco on 24th September 2015 at Books Inc at the Marina, the author read from his book before a group of friends, family and supporters.
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A Park Avenue woman puts a price on her brutish husband’s head. Tells her Jersey girlfriend to ask her connected brother for help. The brother talks to his accountant and lover, who talks to her other lover, a movie producer who tells his glam wife back in L.A., who tells her personal trainer while getting a massage. The personal trainer mentions it to his boyfriend who is in money trouble. The boyfriend hypes the price on the husband’s head to get the loan shark off his back, after the guy breaks his leg. The loan shark flies to New York to hire a hit man cheap. Is out-foxed by hit man’s hot sister. Back to the husband with a price on his head …
ISBN (paperback) 978-1-925101-64-5 / ISBN (eBook) 978-1-925101-65-2
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What people are saying about La Ronde
Try putting La Ronde down after you’ve begun to read—not possible. It sweeps you up into a beguiling tale of greed, mistaken identity, and desire. It will have you looking over your shoulder wondering who might be out to get you. Townsend Walker has crafted a chilling novella with characters that pop off the page and events that will make you squirm… a tale of greed and desire that will make you wonder… what would your spouse do if they wanted to kill you?
—Diane Lake, screenwriter of the Academy Award winning Frida
La Ronde is a fast-paced, darkly comic, and compulsively readable carousel of a novella. This is a motley, memorable cast of characters indeed, as well as one fantastic joy ride of a plot. So hold on and enjoy.
—Skip Horack, author of The Other Joseph, The Eden Hunter, and The Southern Cross
In La Ronde, Townsend Walker has written a wonderfully original novella. Twelve adult char-acters play what we used to call “Tag,” except the stakes are marriages and money. It’s a romp, but it’s also a fresh look at our society.
—Nancy Packer, author of Old Ladies
Think of it as contemporary crime in the drive-thru lane.
—Joe Kilgore for US Review of Books