Valerie Kirwan - Taking a Fool to Paradise.
Two men, unknown to one another, spent long hours of their childhood confined in closets. Arb Ginghus, born into wealth, chose to be there while Henry was helplessly and maliciously locked inside his grandmother's dollhouse.
When they meet many years later bored, spoilt, narcissistic Arb becomes intrigued with the predictable life of Henry Ditassio who has worked as a lowly clerk for 21 years with the same firm and lives alone in an almost bare house. Arb cruelly guides the descent of Henry who travels full circle but is always contained by a single room - from the childhood cupboard and dollhouse, through the clerks' office with its mysterious stationary room, to the brothel - "a world of lurid and lascivious shenanigans" (John Jenkins) and finally out into a countryside rest home where the soaring ladders and underground tunnels of Henry's grand architectural dream contrast with the sterility of solitary confinement in the rest home's white room.
Henry Ditassio's journey twists and turns, leading us to dizzy heights until he mysteriously disappears inside his architectural nightmare. "TAKING A FOOL TO PARADISE" is an exploration into a mad imagination, it is a story of obsession and potential violence, unsettling at times and darkly amusing.
Where to buy the book.
After a highly successful, packed out launch with record sales of Valerie Kirwan's new Psychological Thriller - TAKINGA FOOL TO PARADISE' - WE ARE PLEASED TO INFORM YOU THAT THIS NOVEL HAS NOW BEEN RELEASED TO THE SHOPS.
Below is a list of some of the outlets where the book is currently available.
- POLYESTER BOOKS, 330 BRUNSWICK ST., FITZROY
- COLLECTED WORKS, LEVEL 1, NICHOLSON BUILDING, 37 SWANSTON ST., MELBOURNE
- MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY BOOKSHOP, MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY
- READINGS BOOKSHOP, LYGON STREET, CARLTON
- READINGS BOOKSHOP, 710 GLENFERRIE ROAD,
- THE PAPERBACK BOOKSHOP, 60 BOURKE STREET, MELBOURNE
- COSMOS BOOKSHOP, 112 ACLAND STREET, ST KILDA
- SEAGULLS BOOKSHOP, 141 NELSON PLACE, WILLIAMSTOWN
- NEW INTERNATIONAL BOOKSHOP, TRADES HALL, CR. LYGON & VICTORIA STREETS, CARLTON
- ELTHAM BOOKSHOP, 970 MAIN ROAD, ELTHAM
- THE JULIAN WOOD BOOKSHOP, SHOP 1, 69 STATION ST., FERNTREE GULLY
For further information on "Paradise" VISIT THE AUTHOR'S WEBSITE> http://home.vicnet.net.au/~hornet/
To read an extract from TAKING A FOOL TO PARADISE, visit MASTHEAD Online> http://masthead.net.au
Click on Enter & follow the link to "Taking A Fool To Paradise"
To order COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR @ DISCOUNT PRICES and FREE DELIVERY TO YOUR DOOR,
(This offer ends 30th May 05) phone - 94827725
For mail orders contact INDRA PUBLISHING > firstname.lastname@example.org
Or ask your local bookshop to order for you
*"TAKING A FOOL TO PARADISE" is to be nominated for THE VICTORIAN PREMIER'S AWARD 2005.
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