Angels and Echoes

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About the author:
Dori Hartley is a native New Yorker, a writer, illustrator, actor and musician.

Hartley started her writing career as a lyricist, penning tunes for Tears For Fears, The Goo Goo Dolls, Carlos Santana, Daphne Rubin Vega, Morcheeba and Patricia Kaas. Her lyrics inspired the writers of the HBO series, The Sopranos, to create an entire show revolving around her song, "Nobody Loves Me But You". Episode #11, "A Hit is a Hit", refers to Ms. Hartley's song as "the hit" which drives the plot.

Her writing credits include essays for AOL's ParentDish magazine, where her controversial articles have each been featured on the AOL Welcome Screen. She received over one million hits in one day, on her autobiographical essay, "Rocky Horror 'Glee' Episode a Time Warp for Original Floor-Show Frank". Her work can also be found in Psychology Today, The Huffington Post, MyDaily and SEED.

She attended Parsons The New School of Design, where she studied Illustration and Fine Art, and New Media at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.

Angels and Echoes is her first novel.

She lives with her daughter and two cats, in South Florida.

Angels and Echoes

A Novel

Authored by Dori Hartley

New Yorker, Olivia Lang is diagnosed with breast cancer and must undergo major surgery and aggressive chemotherapy. Her post-operative scars are so abhorrent to her husband, that he shuns her emotionally and physically, eventually divorcing her. Lonely and dejected, she looks for companionship in an online role-playing group called Angels and Echoes, where she falls in love with Evan Bale, an autistic man who lives in Kentucky. Plagued by memories of childhood molestation, he confesses to the group that at 13, his own mother raped him, gave birth to his only child and sold her to a ring of pedophilic pornographers.

Also in the online group is 21-yr old Kitty Valentine, a wheelchair-bound, NYC tattoo artist. As a baby, she was discovered by her adoptive parents in a dumpster, where she'd been left to die. With no real knowledge of her infancy, her only memories include a vicious woman, a video camera and a kind boy.

When Olivia hires Kitty to tattoo over her scar, the question arises: Could there be a connection between Evan and the young woman in the wheelchair? Olivia's curiosity turns into an all-out search-and-rescue mission, where the discovery of several videotapes leads them to a broken-down trailer home in the Kentucky hills -- and a possible confrontation with a psychopathic child molester.

Publication Date:
1494237091 / 9781494237097
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5" x 8"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Romance / Suspense

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