Last of the Creeps

Overview

Bobby Casanova is lost in a Roman wilderness of pain - in Bensonhurst! Brooklyn born-and-bred Bobby is the Last of the Creeps, a bald, broke and burnt out 40-something man-child whose once Italian-American dominated neighborhood has been infiltrated and overtaken by 'the Russkies, Chinks and Ay-rabs.' The residue of a well-chronicled late-'70s strip-club murder-suicide, Bobby finds himself shuffling through a mind-numbing existence as a linen's warehouse security chief, overnight gas station attendant and ...

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Overview

Bobby Casanova is lost in a Roman wilderness of pain - in Bensonhurst! Brooklyn born-and-bred Bobby is the Last of the Creeps, a bald, broke and burnt out 40-something man-child whose once Italian-American dominated neighborhood has been infiltrated and overtaken by 'the Russkies, Chinks and Ay-rabs.' The residue of a well-chronicled late-'70s strip-club murder-suicide, Bobby finds himself shuffling through a mind-numbing existence as a linen's warehouse security chief, overnight gas station attendant and ultimately, a part-time chauffeur; first for his mob-connected Cousin Al and then, for Freddie "The Stiff", a former cohort and confidant of his long-diseased father. His search for love pairs him with the seemingly unattainable Anne-Marie Gambale, the middle-aged spinster Marnie Bellachio, and his self-proclaimed "Forever Girl", Nima, a plump Palestinian beauty whom Cousin Al describes as "an honor killing waiting to happen." Whether he's watching 11½ hours of Sunday football, torching "Oil" off his trusty pipe, fending off the ill-fated matchmaking of his devoted and doting Aunt Ce or battling his all-too-frequent night terrors, Bobby always seems to come out the loser. Told in his own inimitable Brooklyn-ese, Bobby's story unfolds in three volumes - Book One: " ... you don't exist", Book Two: The Lowdown and Book Three: The Last of the Casanovas.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780989547147
  • Publisher: Maple Creek Media
  • Publication date: 7/9/2013
  • Pages: 310
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

Umit John Torenli has been the sports editor at the Brooklyn Daily Eagle since 1999. He has previously worked as an editor/newsperson at the Associated Press in New York, and several other news/sports web sites and wire services. He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Last of the Creeps is his debut novel.

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