Angel City Singles (Paperback)
Morgan Road, 9780999853702, 274pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 2018
A couple meet in a stand-up comedy workshop. What more can possibly go wrong?
Driven by a haunting childhood memory, loner David Bishop moves from Dallas to Los Angeles in search of a fresh start. The ensuing 1987 Black Monday economic crash forces David into a part-time job as a host for singles networking parties. "There's no middle ground," comedian Rocco Manelli warns. "Here it's either old money, new money or no money."
Motivated by his attraction to singer Sarah Fleming and mounting financial pressure, David negotiates the humorous challenges of stand-up comedy, a poetic Bohemian subculture, and the forbidding backstreets of Hollywood. A life-affirming story of friendship and redemption, Angel City Singles is filled with suspense, passion and humor as David struggles with the transcendent possibilities for love and understanding.