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    Rebecca Coleman

Desperado City

by: Rebecca Coleman

In the quiet stillness of a deserted theme park in the Catskill Mountains, fourteen-year-old Elisabeth Glass commits suicide. By all appearances, her death is a classic case of teenage depression and despair. She slashes her wrists inside the Haunted Hotel, sprawled across a bed used as nothing but a prop. End of story. Or is it the beginning?

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Rebecca Coleman, received her B.A. in English literature from the University of Maryland at College Park and speaks to writers' groups on the subjects of creative writing and publishing. A native New Yorker, she now lives and works near Washington, D.C.
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Overview

In the quiet stillness of a deserted theme park in the Catskill Mountains, fourteen-year-old Elisabeth Glass commits suicide. By all appearances, her death is a classic case of teenage depression and despair. She slashes her wrists inside the Haunted Hotel, sprawled across a bed used as nothing but a prop. End of story. Or is it the beginning?

Elisabeth’s death sets off a chain of events, affecting the lives of her friends and acquaintances. Danielle, an up-and-coming snowboarding star, suspects foul play. Yet this high school graduate’s gut instinct leads nowhere. Shadows darken. Doubt intensifies.

What happened to Elisabeth Glass? As Danielle seeks to uncover secrets that someone—who?—wants to keep buried, a small town will be shaken to its very core, and friendships and dreams will never be the same.

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Publisher: Medallion Press Inc.
Publish Date: 2009
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“ . . . Desperado City is a serious work, one that a parent might read and pass along to a youngster hoping to offer an example that life can be hard, that the people you meet along the way and call “friend” can hurt you, and that it is best to seek love that gives rather than takes.” ~ Gary Presley, InternetReviewofBooks.com (July 2009)

“What a fascinating and insightful novel [Desperado City] is. Presenting more than just an exquisitely assembled coming-of-age novel, Coleman slices deep into her characters’ lives with sympathy and unflinching candor that by the end is more than just a sum of their stories and blesses us with grace.” ~ Richard Lewis, Author of The Killing Sea