Elephant Park

For Mature YA & Adults, a quirky novel about a hurricane, two rich eccentrics, Allyson & Igor who are sailing around the world are marooned in a swampy canal next to a trailer park in Florida. The sly leader of the park thinks he is hooking up with a college senior, but she is a HS senior, & then there is her mother a teacher--& an escort. Plus a stripper, some bikers, Cubans, and assorted misfits More

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About Alex Park

Raised in Upstate NY, I have lived in New York City at times, New Haven, Ct, Lenox, Ma, and Juarez, Mexico among other places. Bachelor's in history, English, and biology from the University of Buffalo. I come from a long line of writers stretching back several hundred years.
I like to examine the unlikely but possible in fiction instead. I developed an eccentric chracter, Igor Prince, from an ex-pat German faimily, who lives in NYC. He is wealthy, dissolute, totally unfocused, has come up with the bizzare idea of trying to live his life according to Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle, a physics law. Igor can be pretty funny too. He is rescued in the first book of this trilogy by a struggling actress, Allyson. (Running From the Paranoids, 2004) She brings focus to his life while delighting in some of the absurdities Igor revels in. Without his knowledge, but with the encouragement of a wide group of friends, she writes a connective narrative for his humorous short stories, and publishes it, creating a huge success for each of them, The Pan-Galactic Amusement Park. In the last chapter they sail to Sweden and Finland.
New York is the perfect setting for such a character, and I've always enjoyed my time there. Also, my writing incorporates the art world a great deal, and I'm an amatuer painter. I also enjoy long distance sailing, and would love to casually sail aroud the world, as I have Igor And Allyson doing in my newest book, Elephant Park.
Humor is important to me, the relations between people, I try to make some political points because I'm involved with politics as much as possible. Ecology matters too, so that's included into Elephant Park, as well as current events. There is a hurricane in the Gulf Coast, the BP oil spill is in the background, returning war veterans, finacial hardships for the middle class, and my experience in real estate, specifically mobile homeparks.
I am are well seved by reading whenever I can. Randomness is the Great Dictator of life.

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