Justine Moppett is 34, pregnant, and fleeing an abusive relationship in
New York to dig up an even more traumatic childhood in Austin. Waiting
for her there is a cast of more than a dozen misfits -- a hemophobic
aspiring serial killer, a deranged soprano opera singer, a debt-addicted
entrepreneur-cum-madam, a matchmaking hermaphrodite -- each hurtling
toward their own calamities, and, ultimately, toward each other.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez who writes tragicomic twists reminiscent of John
Kennedy Toole, Bill Cotter produces some of the most visceral, absurd,
and downright hilarious sentences to be found in fiction today. THE PARALLEL APARTMENTS is a bold leap forward for a writer whose protean
talents, whose sheer exuberance for language and what a novel can do,
marks him as one of the most exciting stylists in America.