Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Permanence by Vincent Zandri Tour & Giveaway

From Amazon - Based upon Vincent Zandri's most anthologized Pushcart Prize-nominated short story of the same title, Permanence, is the "Hitchcockian" story of Mary Kismet, a travel agent and grieving mother of a toddler who suffered an apparent accidental drowning. Now, all alone in the world, she attempts to ease the pain of her suffering by immersing herself, body and soul, into a love affair with her psychiatrist, a man haunted by his own demons. A tragic novel of obsession, dark compulsions, and madness, Permanence transports the ill-fated lovers from New York to Venice, Italy, and back again. 

First, I want to say how much I love this cover! It's interesting and compelled me to open that cover.  I've never read anything by Vincent Zandri before, but soon realized I was in for a treat.  Permanence has two characters, which is very off the wall, but made this a read easy to follow along.  Mary obviously has problems and with the way Zandri writes, you can easily find yourself immersed in their lives.  I was empathetic with Mary, yet I wanted to shake her for some of her choices.  Permanence isn't a long book but it will stay with you long after you finish.  A roller-coaster ride that has dimensional characters and star-quality writing, I'll definitely be looking for his books in the future!

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The old grey donkey, Eeyore stood by himself in a thistly corner of the Forest, his front feet well apart, his head on one side, and thought about things. Sometimes he thought sadly to himself, "Why?" and sometimes he thought, "Wherefore?" and sometimes he thought, "Inasmuch as which?" and sometimes he didn't quite know what he was thinking about.

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