Sunstruck, by Mayra Calvini

Check out Mayra Calvini's book, available from Zumaya Publications



Zumaya Publications

Trade paperback ISBN: 978-1-934841-18-1
eBook formats ISBN: 978-1-934841-19-8
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Parody/Satire

Sunstruck has its own site at: www.sunstruckthenovel.blogspot.com.

Twenty-four year old Daniella is an architecture student living with her narcissistic artist boyfriend in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Abandoned by her father at an early age, Daniella always falls for the wrong type of man.

Her most enduring male relationship so far is with her 30-pound Turkish angora cat. Thankfully, Daniella's mother is always there to offer a shoulder.

Several strange mysteries are threaded through Daniella's everyday life: her ex-husband, Ismael, has just opened an outlandish hotel for animal lovers that has her distraught; Ismael's wife, a rich woman Daniella fondly refers to as "Lady Dracula," has some gruesome ways to keep her skin looking young; Daniella's mother is founding a revolutionary, feminist society called The Praying Mantises; the island's national forest is being depleted of hallucinogenic mushrooms; meanwhile, young girls are disappearing and there's a nut loose dressed as Zorro slashing the rear ends of women who wear miniskirts.

Oppressed by all these crazed, eccentric characters, Daniella feels herself falling into an abyss. Then something horrendous happens, making Daniella wake from her stupor and take charge of her life.

*For additional information, visit the author’s website at www.MayraCalvani.com

Contact the author at mayra.calvani(at)gmail.com

2 comments:

  1. This book sounds great. It's a shame, but all too often women do seek the wrong kind of man when they feel that abandonment of a father, especially when it happens at an early age.

    I'm glad she takes charge of her life!

    Karen

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  2. Yes, the book does sound fascinating -- and it's sadly true that many women are attracted to "bad" men.

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