Some Time Around Four-Thirty

Some Time Around Four-Thirty

by P. Gebbia Philip P. Gebbia


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Some Time Around Four-Thirty by P. Gebbia Philip P. Gebbia

Some Time Around Four-Thirty is not a romance novel. Don't expect a love story hidden within its pages. Instead, it's about Wood and Four-Thirty, two people who coexist, oblivious of the empty lives that they lead.
Wood is a onetime college professor, who, after the unexpected death of his fiancée and their unborn child,
walked straight from a classroom and into a bottle.
Four-Thirty, his companion, is an aging prostitute at the end of her career. She, overwhelmed by guilt, is haunted by a deformity caused by a childhood accident, the disappearance of her abusive father, and surrendering a baby for adoption when she herself was a child. Through them we meet Dr. Lap, Wood's old college roommate and former colleague, who shows up one day on Wood's doorstep, hoping to escape his own demons. Oria is Four-Thirty's second child. She is seeking her own niche, but is thrown off track when she comes face to face with one of her mother's johns.
And then there's Jordan, an ex-convict who was abandoned at eight by his adoptive mother, searching for his past.
Together, Wood, Four-Thirty, and a host of colorful characters, weave a spicy tale of loss and the search for redemption. Their only obstacle is life itself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781450225465
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/28/2010
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.49(d)

About the Author

Philip P. Gebbia is originally from
Garfield, New Jersey. Attending school in Tennessee, he earned a graduate degree in sociology. After a short stint teaching, he worked in the trenches of the child welfare system in New York and New Jersey. His interests include reading, watercolors, and restoring a Bugeye Sprite.

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Bluesboy More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be quite intriguing. I like the frequent use of flashbacks in the creating of the characters and the development of the story line. In reading the novel I was often reminded of writers such as Hubert Selby Jr., Dan Wakefield, and John Hersey.