Loisaida -- A New York Story
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One evening, in a neighborhood on the brink, boy meets girls. If only they'd gone home together, they might both still be alive.
The core of this gritty, only in New York-story was inspired by real events - a beautiful, aspiring dancer slain. The psychotic roommate has confessed, but a dilettante actor-turned-journalist thinks there's more to it and investigates.
Welcome to New York's East Village, aka Loisaida, circa 1988. Meet your neighbors -artists,dreamers,hustlers, devil worshipers, anarchists, junkies and yuppies - all competing for breathing space in a city without air.
It's the era of greed, when the poor are objects of scorn not sympathy, and the gentrifiers view themselves as urban pioneers. This is a story about sex and drugs and real estate. This is a story about a murder...
Word Count: 101k
Genre: Literary Fiction, General Fiction, Neo-noir Literary Thriller