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The Town Crazy
The Town Crazy

The Town Crazy

12+

FICTION

276 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $16.99 (US $16.99) (CA $22.99)

Publication Date: September 2020

ISBN 9781948721127

Rights: US & CA

Gibson House Press (Sep 2020)

Not Yet Published. Estimated release date: September 2020
 

Overview

THE TOWN CRAZY, set in the sleepy town of Hanzloo, Pennsylvania, a suburban Catholic community in 1961, is a novel of passion, absurdity, innocence, and sorrow. A single father moves into town with his young son, which arouses suspicion from the husbands and the interest of the wives, but at the same time one of the wives seems to be losing her mind, and no one knows what to do. A contemporary, often humorous take on a bygone era, THE TOWN CRAZY also delves into the terror and cruelty of childhood, the dangerous loneliness of failing marriages, sexual repression and desire, and the intersection of art and religion, all culminating in a tragedy for which everyone in the town bears some responsibility.

Reviews

"You'll step right into this page-turner of a romp-with-oddball-heart because you've known these characters forever, and by the end of the novel, you'll consider every last insecure one of them your friend." —Nancy Burke, Author of Undergrowth

"The Town Crazy casts a strong spell, and I don't think I've shaken it off yet, nor do I want to. Suzzy Roche understands so much about other people's lives; her fiction, just like her singing and songwriting, is thrilling, beautiful, and shattering. I will be thinking about this town, these people, this captivating novel, for a long time." —Meg Wolitzer, Author of The Female Persuasion, The Interestings, and The Wife

Author Biography

Suzzy Roche is a singer/songwriter/performer/author and founding member of the singing group The Roches. She has recorded more than fifteen albums, written music for TV and film, and toured extensively in the U.S. and Europe. In addition to The Town Crazy, Roche is the author of the novel Wayward Saints and the children's book Want to Be in a Band? Currently she enjoys touring to sing with her daughter, Lucy Wainwright Roche, and lives in New York City. Suzzy Roche is a singer/songwriter/performer/author and founding member of the singing group The Roches. She has recorded more than fifteen albums, written music for TV and film, and toured extensively in the U.S. and Europe. In addition to The Town Crazy, Roche is the author of the novel Wayward Saints and the children's book Want to Be in a Band? Currently she enjoys touring to sing with her daughter, Lucy Wainwright Roche, and lives in New York City.