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A Thing (or Two) about Curtis and Camilla (Vintage Contemporaries)by Nick Fowler
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From the moment her daschund humped his leg on a Soho street, aspiring rock star/subway performer Curtis Birnbaum knew he was a goner. He sensed Camilla was a woman who would equally inspire and terrify him. And, miraculously, his ploys for her affection work. With the addition of Camilla to his life, the only thing he lacks for complete happiness is that elusive record deal (and some health insurance). But then, ominously, Camilla begins to slip away.
In this daring East Village love story, Nick Fowler gives us a hero who is completely honest about his heartbreak. We root for Curtis as he bottoms out and blunders his way through a series of hilarious misadventures--from a nude modeling stint, to a regretable steam room incident at Crunch gym, to a destination he has only dreamed of: the top floor of Worldwide Plaza where the record moguls preside. Through it all, Curtis remains determined to win back Camilla. Delightfully quirky and unexpectedly poignant, A Thing (or Two) about Curtis and Camilla conjures a tale about the price of love that is as true as it is hysterical.
"Nick Fowler's ambitious, irresistibly melodic debut novel about love in lower Manhattan resonates like a perfect pop song...invigorating." Los Angeles Times
"Nick Fowler is an expansive, lyrical, inventive writer." Valerie Sayers, The New York Times Book Review
"This love story is so good--almost too good." William McKeen, Orlando Sentinel
About the Author
Nick Fowler, a musician, has written for Metal Edge, Teen Beat, and other illustrious magazines, and has appeared on The Tonight Show and The Sopranos. He grew up in Tallahassee, Florida, graduated from Cornell University, and now lives in New York City with his dog, Luigi.
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