Book: Sisterhood of the Infamous
Author: Jane Rosenberg LaForge
Barbara Ross was at the center of the punk rock explosion in 1970s Los Angeles as a guitarist for the all-girl outfit California Youth Authority. Her hopes for rock ‘n’ roll stardom faded, but her then-girlfriend went on to become the singly-named Jasmine, a pop sensation and national sweetheart. When Jasmine is found dead in the Hollywood Hills, Barbara becomes a “person of interest,” although there’s a problem with the police’s theory of the case. Barbara is bedridden, dying of breast cancer, and has only her estranged sister, a retired ballerina, to speak for her. As Barbara’s life dwindles away, Barbara and her sister reconsider their quests for art and fame, and which carries the higher cost: success or infamy.
Jane Rosenberg LaForge is a poet, novelist, and occasional essayist living in New York. Born in Los Angeles, she studied ballet as a girl; worked as a journalist in three states; and taught college composition and literature in New York. Her third full-length poetry collection will be “Medusa’s Daughter” from Animal Heart Press in 2021. Her previous novel, “The Hawkman: A Fairy Tale of the Great War” (Amberjack Publishing), was a finalist in two categories of the 2019 Eric Hoffer Awards.
Author’s website jane-rosenberg-laforge.com
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