Whitney (Paperback)

By Joe Stracci

New Rivers Press, 9780898232820, 283pp.

Publication Date: November 12, 2013

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Fiction. When you view 30 as a death sentence, your time is always running out. Such is the predicament of the narrator and Whitney his long- term girlfriend/ballast/sparring partner. They learn to coexist in a relationship addled by alcohol, drugs, and infidelity. Whether in an apple orchard or a junkie's bathroom, tender moments punctuate an otherwise hauntingly dysfunctional friendship.

About the Author

Born and raised in The Bronx, Joe Stracci currently lives in New Fairfield, Connecticut, in a house that is described on the land survey as an underground dwelling. His first novel, WHITNEY, was the winner of the 2011 New Rivers Press MVP Competition and will be published in October of 13. Stracci's fiction has been published in "Alaska Quarterly Review," "Inkwell," "PANK Magazine," "Specter Magazine," and "Word Riot." Joe is a devoted fan of the New York Yankees, the New York Jets, and the New York Rangers. Some of his sports pieces have been picked up by DisgruntledMetsFans.com and BaseballBloggersAlliance.com. Joe has an unhealthy obsession with gadgetry, especially Apple products, as well as music."