The Shoemaker's Pursuit

The Shoemaker's Pursuit

by Wade Beauchamp

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In 1952 a young Italian shoemaker named Paolo DeLuca fell in love with the daughter of a widow and hand-crafted for her a gift: a pair of high heels. The girl would not wear the scandalous shoes. But her mother would. Those heels would inspire the most famous shoe of the 20th Century, what fashion critics would dub the Ray-Ban Wayfarer of footwear: the DeLuca Rampa. And then, the shoes were lost.

Hollywood icons and waitresses, rock stars and architects, thrift shop owners and prostitutes all walk a mile in these shoes over the next half-century as Paolo tries to track them down. We'll strut across the silver screen with a Blonde Bombshell who became a legend in the shoes. We'll risk it all with a wife who decides that fantasy and reality lie too far apart. We'll be a fly on the wall as the shoes guest-star on one of the biggest hits of the MTV era, among the other lives the shoes touch between their creation on DeLuca's workbench to their final resting place.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940162539841
Publisher: Melange Books, LLC
Publication date: 03/16/2021
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 570 KB

About the Author

Wade Beauchamp is from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He began writing stories as a way to turn on his girlfriend. They’ve been married for over 20 years, so he must have done something right. With a style heavily influenced by Hugh Hefner, Henry Ford, and David Lee Roth, Beauchamp’s stories have been published by such editors as Susie Bright, Violet Blue, Alison Tyler, and Cecilia Tan, appearing in Best American Erotica 2005 and 2007, Playing With Fire: Taboo Erotica, X: The Erotic Treasury, B is for Bondage and many other anthologies, journals, and websites. It Rhymes With Luck, a collection of his best shorts, was published in 2010. His debut mainstream novel, Scream If You Wanna Go Faster, was a 2013 Kindle Book Review Best Indie Book Awards Finalist.

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