Christian Scott's nightmares are beginning to talk to each other. That can't be a good thing. More
Christian Scott's nightmares are beginning to talk to each other. That can't be a good thing. Scenes from his past, like his best childhood friend and secret half brother, Jimmy, lying bloody and broken in the backyard like some discarded marionette, co-mingle with images of watching calmly as his mother falls slowly down the spiral staircase and lands with her neck at an awkward angle as he coldly steps over her to a waiting car, and merge with images of slaughter from Somalia and Rwanda in a hellish montage. Only child of Hollywood bad girl, Marilyn Collins and New Orleans investment banker, Joshua Scott, Christian leads a charmed life in the centuries old family home until the age of twelve, when his father dies and Chris is forced to live with his mother, whom he silently believes is a painted hussy who likes to notch her high heels with men's souls. Chris must somehow survive life in Los Angeles in order to fulfill his dream of finishing his father's life and returning to his beloved city. After earning an MBA from Harvard, it takes Chris less than a week to realize that life behind a desk is torture for him. Always artistically creative, Chris becomes an award winning photojournalist, the darling of talk shows with his handsome brilliance, charitable good works and sad, sweet, haunted smile, all hiding the inner violence he fears. Accustomed to living his life on the tip of the spear, Katrina becomes the game changer when he and Jimmy, now a doctor at Charity Hospital, watch bloated and rotting corpses float along the streets of New Orleans as if on some surrealistic, demented lazy river ride. Jimmy and Chris wonder if the damaged city is really a metaphor for their lost lives.
Wire Mother, is a novel about secrets and lies all wound around hot Bayou nights, greed, betrayal, evil and lost lives.
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