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Friday, January 18, 2019

Hollywood Via Orchard Street Book Blast and Giveaway

Historical fiction book here. Would have to be some kind of old with a typewriter on cover. Check out the book then be sure to enter to win a $50 Amazon gift card. Open worldwide, you have through 2/10 to enter. Good luck.

Hollywood via Orchard Street
by Wayne Clark
Genre: Historical Fiction

Deciding that the hopelessness he sees around him on New York’s squalid Lower East Side during the Great Depression isn’t for him, a young man invents an alter ego with the chutzpah he hopes will make a name for himself. In the process he accidentally ignites a war between the Irish mob and a Chinese tong, learns to drink and finds love for the first time. Will he and his alter ego ever reunite? They will have to if he doesn’t want to lose the love of a beautiful Broadway actress.

**Only 99 cents!!**

Award-winning author Wayne Clark was born in 1946 in Ottawa, Ont., but has called Montreal home since 1968. Woven through that time frame in no particular order have been interludes in Halifax, Toronto, Vancouver, Germany, Holland and Mexico.


By far the biggest slice in a pie chart of his career would be labelled journalism, including newspapers and magazines, as a reporter, editor and freelance writer. The other, smaller slices of the pie would also represent words in one form or another, in advertising as a copywriter and as a freelance translator. However, unquantifiable in a pie chart would be the slivers and shreds of time stolen over the years to write fiction.





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10 comments:

  1. just the fact that it uses chutzpah is awesome. Grew up outside of NYC and I miss hearing yiddish!

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  2. I'd like to read the book because I love mysteries. I also love the books about the great depression era since my parents grew up during that time. I heard alot about their lives during that time and it's always intrigued me :)

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  3. I love the vintage look of the book cover.

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  4. Love the cover! There's just something about an old typewriter...

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  5. Love the old-school charm of the cover!! It sounds like a great read!!

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  6. The book looks good, I like the old typewriter

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