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American Cool
     

American Cool

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by Susan Diplacido
 
"American Cool is HOT!"

-Ellen Meister, author of Secret Confessions of the Applewood PTA

When characters meet every roll of the dice with grit, humor and determination, is it enough to change the stakes?

Enter the world of American Cool, where risk, rejection, romance are played to win. In these stories you'll discover .

Lana, a tough

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"American Cool is HOT!"

-Ellen Meister, author of Secret Confessions of the Applewood PTA

When characters meet every roll of the dice with grit, humor and determination, is it enough to change the stakes?

Enter the world of American Cool, where risk, rejection, romance are played to win. In these stories you'll discover .

Lana, a tough gangster's daughter who's out to vanquish the ghost of her father's legacy while on a winning streak in Vegas. To separate herself from his violent past, she'll have to sever all ties to her future.

Miguel, a minor league ballplayer with a penchant for choking in pressure situations. When he meets the girl of his dreams, will he botch that play too?

An aging singleton, Marie, who's tired of being passed over for her pretty friends. But succumbing to the lure of plastic surgery may scar her psyche.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780595448777
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/21/2007
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.59(d)

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American Cool 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
American Cool is a fantastic collection of Susan DiPlacido's best short stories. Many of these stories have appeared in other noted publications, such as the Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica 6, Caramel Flava, and Rebellion: New Voices of Fiction. But to have them all together in one volume is a very special treat. ('I, Candy' won the Spirit Award at the 2005 Moondance Film Festival, and 'Bloodlines' was nominated for a 2008 Pushcart Prize award.) DiPlacido's writing is fast, fun, sexy, and humorous. The stories just fly by as you read them, and before you know it you've started another one. From the bright lights of Vegas in 'Neon Nights' and 'Shuffle Up (And Deal) to the dusty desert of 'Coyote Blues' to the softball fields of 'Like a Girl' to the romance of Italy in 'Found in Translation,' DiPlacido plops you right into the lives of her characters, into their heads, lets you eavesdrop on their lively conversations, their jokes, their wants and disappointments. Whenever I finish a DiPlacido book I feel like I've said goodbye to some close friends. One last thing--this book has a very fitting cover! I felt cool reading it on the train. Be cool too and get this book.