A Rose by Any Other Name

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About the author:
Brian Mazo had his first by-lined column in a sports collectibles magazine at the age of thirteen. Since then he has graduated from NYU Film School, written for a number of newspapers and magazines and has had a few movies produced from his screenplays. Mazo lives in Minneapolis, MN with Thurman, his Russian Blue cat. This is his first book; he is currently working on a novel entitled "Live Fast! (Die Out of Town)."

A Rose by Any Other Name

An Alphabet of Tales About a Man & a Woman

Authored by Brian Mazo

"A Rose By Any Other Name: An Alphabet of Tales about a Man and a Woman" is a collection of twenty-six snap-shot short stories, each about a moment between two people at a crossroads. From New York to Los Angeles, from Black Rock City, Burning Man and back to Brooklyn, the tales give us a voyeur's view to sweet first kisses all the way to the bitter final ones:

A man in the midst of an ugly break-up rips out the last page of each of his lover's book collection and then wishes he could change their ending ("Last Paige").

A flower-bearing man, who hates taking taxis, has the duration of a ride to win over his cabdriver and her alluring smile ("Hail Mary").

A piece of jewelry solves a mystery and leads to a twisted tryst ("The Cross of Lorraine").

An unexpected, second chance at love and happiness amongst Senior Citizens in Florida is sparked by a hurricane and the ability to drive at night ("Mustang Sally").

Also included: a tale of breakups and breakdowns ("Nina, the Pinto & the Santa Ana Winds"), fortunate mistaken identity ("A Rose by Any Name"), one man's obsession with his bartender ("Fiona, the Irish Girl"), sex during a torrential downpour ("Hannah & the Hitchhiker), jealousy ("Charlotte's Web)", deceit, ("Victoria's Secret") and one woman's first foray into nude modeling ("Ursula, Undressed").

Publication Date:
Apr 04 2012
1456458892 / 9781456458898
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Short Stories

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