The Getaway That Got Away

The Getaway That Got Away

by Vicki Solá
     
 

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Dismayed by a basement-apartment existence supported by two low-paying radio jobs, twenty-something workaholic Nicki Rodriguez faces a dramatic change in outlook when fate transports her to an even lousier place-a distorted world inhabited mostly by canine-humanoids trapped in a dimension somewhere between New Jersey and outer space. Nicki searches desperately for a

Overview

Dismayed by a basement-apartment existence supported by two low-paying radio jobs, twenty-something workaholic Nicki Rodriguez faces a dramatic change in outlook when fate transports her to an even lousier place-a distorted world inhabited mostly by canine-humanoids trapped in a dimension somewhere between New Jersey and outer space. Nicki searches desperately for a pilfered portfolio containing ten thousand hard-earned dollars, praying that her life-threatening dimension burn will heal, so she can try to return to "regular New Jersey" and her old life. All the while, Perswayssick County's greedy, tail-wagging leader, self-described "business maggot" Dr. B. Z. Z. Gneeecey, is selling Perswayssick County to a mob of waxy-faced gangster-style aliens. And he's convinced them that Nicki has something they need!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780983371182
Publisher:
Writing Center
Publication date:
11/15/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
328
File size:
463 KB
Age Range:
15 Years

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Meet the Author

Vicki Solá and her long-running radio program Que Viva La Música, heard on 89.1 WFDU-FM, provide the New York Metro community with Salsa and Latin jazz produced by a singular mix of famous performers, plus artists rarely heard on commercial stations. Featured on American Latino TV, a program hosted, at the time, by Daisy Fuentes, Solá has served as an advisor to the Smithsonian Institution, and her articles have appeared in internationally circulated trade periodicals, like Latin Beat Magazine, for which she writes the column "A Bite from the Apple." As she established her show, Solá worked full—time at a New York Spanish commercial station and part-time at a faraway one that offered oldies along with local fishing reports, and she took evening classes in which professors apologized for keeping her up. She also performed freelance audio production, usually at three a.m. In short, she spent years guzzling black coffee, gulping down cold pizza, and walking into walls. After she banged her head against a particularly hard cinder block, it dawned on her that the stories she was cranking out during her spare time were autobiographical. And she felt compelled to share them. Solá lives in Teaneck, New Jersey, with her son Frank and rescued canine, Cookie (a shepherd-hound mix certified by the county shelter as having been born on Earth).

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