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Suspended in Bedlam

  • Author(s): De Vore, Amy Marie
  • Advisor(s): Haskell Smith, Mark
  • Winer, Andrew
  • et al.
Abstract

SUSPENDED IN BEDLAM is a coming-of-age novel set in coke addled, yellow sapphire pinky ringed, gun toting, do-it-all-for-the-money 1980’s Hollywood, California. The narrator recalls one intense year in a childhood of cigarettes, her beaver fur-coat wearing grandfather, Porsches, her philandering father, and her alcoholic mother. During this year, her large and bejeweled, nose-jobbed family enter the deal of deals in Henderson, Nevada. As the business deal spirals out of control, so does her family, leaving her to question everything and, perhaps, grow up too soon.

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