Fifteen Minutes
Poetry
5.5 x 8.5, 96 pp.
Pub Date: 11/02/2005
  paper
Price:        $16.95

978-1-881515-83-8

Published by Texas Review Press
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Fifteen Minutes

By Mark Connelly

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

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