Wednesday, September 2, 2009
SHADES OF LUZ
JUST RELEASED, "SHADES OF LUZ" BY JOHN GORMAN.
Shades of Luz is a modern day Don Quixote, a picaresque rich in characters searching for love and meaning in an otherwise manic-paced world. Grad School dropout Benny Fluke goes from stuffed animal peddler to thumb-wrestling champ.He is a monkey trainer, philosopher, wine snob, and a strip club connoisseur. Above and beyond all that he is a romantic at heart and is desperate to win the love of Luz the hot-blooded, ambitious beauty who keeps boomeranging into his life. Something from Luz's past inextricably bonds them together and Benny will not stop until she is his. Their delightful repartee is crisp, witty, and sumptuously engaging.
John Gorman's stories have been published in Mississippi Review, The Shore, Nexus, Quarterly Literary Review of Singapore, The Rose and Thorn, Word Riot, Monkey Bicycle, and elsewhere. He won the 2003 NYInt'l Indie Film and Video Festival screenplay competition with For the Love of Auntie. He lives in New York City.