Growing up in the shadow of the Chrysler Building in the Sixties, George Sabro hungered to enter the world of the rich and famous he watched on television. A series of events in the Seventies led the Times Square bartender to become a paid lover, celebrity photographer, Studio-54 semi-regular, and briefly a millionaire. Now reduced to washing dishes in a coffee shop, George is desperate to get his fifteen minutes of fame before turning fifty. Hanging up his apron, he picks up a cereal box, walks onto Sixth Avenue, and starts taking hostages.
MARK CONNELLY was born in Philadelphia and received an M.A. in creative writing and a Ph.D in literature from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. His fiction has appeared in Indiana Review, Vanderbilt Review, Contemporary Atlanta, Mundus Artium, and Milwaukee Magazine. His books include Deadly Closets: The Fiction of Charles Jackson, Orwell and Gissing, The Diminished Self: Orwell and the Loss of Freedom, and several college textbooks.
What Readers Are Saying:
"A darkly comic novella about one man's attempt to achieve Andy Warhol's fifteen minutes of fame." --Jeff Magnin