Vanessa Carlisle might be a first time novelist but she's hardly a first time writer and there's evidence of that all over A Crack in Everything. Dialogue is fluid, moving, funny and sad sometimes simultaneously.
Vanessa Carlisle might be a first time novelist but she's hardly a first time writer and there's evidence of that all over A Crack in Everything. Very quickly we're on a ride we cannot get off and wouldn't want to if we could. I'd like to call it a bildungsroman, and maybe it is one for our time: one where our coming of age is denied to us in a hometown suburb in New Jersey (or anywhere else, really), where we've got to run off to LA, get into some trouble, shake everything up and come out confident and sexy enough to run rampant.
A Crack in Everything book. Vanessa Carlisle is a California tramp with no hometown, and she writes like it. Her work moves through an eccentric world where the boundaries of genre between philosophy, literature, erotica, and culture criticism tend to melt. Books by Vanessa Carlisle.
Get ready: while other books may show up carefully dressed, this one answers the door in her underwear .
A Crack in Everything" gives us an opportunity to see human nature and fallibility in a beautiful light. Vanessa Carlisle might be a first time novelist but she's hardly a first time writer and there's evidence of that all over A Crack in Everything
A Crack in Everything" gives us an opportunity to see human nature and fallibility in a beautiful light. Vanessa Carlisle skillfully creates a character you want to get to know and will instantly love! As Tamina maneuvers through her life both professional and personal we get the chance to see a woman discovering herself. Vanessa Carlisle might be a first time novelist but she's hardly a first time writer and there's evidence of that all over A Crack in Everything.
A Crack in Everything. The Cracks Duet Book One. . This is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental. No part of this book may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission from the author.
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Vanessa Carlisle is a writer, certified sex educator, and award-winning burlesque dancer. A recent recipient of the Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellowship in the Comparative Literature PhD program at UC Riverside, she also holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Reed College in Psychology.
She didn’t get an answer. Blythe wasn’t in a talkative mood. Maybe she didn’t approve of Izzy getting this so-called audience. connected with humans at al. he ceiling opened out above them, and they stepped into a cavern, deep inside the hill that Izzy thought she knew like the back of her hand, a vast chamber like a bronze dome, the walls hung with heavy drapes and portraits, with burning torches. Between the tapestries, and behind the torches, the walls were lined with the same polished bronze.
"Get ready: while other books may show up carefully dressed, this one answers the door in her underwear."
-SARK, Author, Artist, Creative Fountain, PlanetSARK.com
"...a new, exciting voice in fiction...A truly impressive debut novel that announces Carlisle as a writer to watch."
-Rob Roberge, author of Working Backwards from the Worst Moment of My Life
"The characters that inhabit this sharp and witty novel are troubled, impoverished, confused, lost, sexually frustrated, and intellectually unfulfilled. So...basically everyone I know."
-Mike Barker, Co-Creator and Head Writer, American Dad!
"...saucy writing yet tender and heart-felt characters...bridges an unusual but empowering sisterhood between girls-next-door and girls-on-stripper-poles. It's about time!
-Jennifer Musselman, author of Own It! The Ups & Downs of Homebuying for Women Who Go It Alone
Twenty-five-year-old Tamina is a sharp-witted Jersey girl living in Hollywood with a near-phobic response to mismatching colors, an addiction to pedicures, and a hectic job teaching comprehensive sex education to urban youth. Suffering the consequences of a violent assault, Tam looks for relief in romance and LA's underground erotic entertainment scene. However, when Tam's young attacker unexpectedly resurfaces among a crowd of drag queens, porn stars, and musicians, Tam finally must make real choices. Fear or confrontation. Cynicism or curiosity. Silence or honesty. It would be surreal, if it wasn't LA.