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review Å Tales from The Beach House ï 1st Place Winner at the Midwestern Book Awards MIPA Finalist at the Royal Palm Literary Awards Florida Writer's Association Tales from The Beach House is a satiric work of fiction that sharply captures the “Man Bites Dog” world of contemporary South Florida The Beach House a crumbling old motel is home t1st Place Winner at the Midwestern Book Awards MIPA Finalist at the Royal Palm Literary Awards Florida Writer's Association Tales from The Beach House is a satiric work of fiction that sharply captures the “Man Bites Dog” world of contemporary South Florida The Beach House a crumbling old motel is home to a collection of eccentric residents Amongst their ranks; a tennis pro at the end of his game a mortuary scientist whose love life has flat lined a paparazzo photographer searching for scoops a bawdy duo fronting an improbable Ponzi enterprise a beauty from “The Islands” with a dark secret a fried out TV weather man who claims to channel God a middle school principal with a soft spot for Crack a Rod Stewart cover artist searching for r. James Aylot

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Edemption and a waitress serving a side order of erotic fiction Each member of this cohort is in search of something – fast money an easy hustle fleeting romance enduring love fame power dignity happiness a place they can call home As well as facing their own tender tragic and often hilarious personal circumstances this eclectic gang is compelled by necessity to band together when a sinister developer threatens the very existence of The Beach House Tales from The Beach House is carefully crafted in the spirit of Carl Hiaasen’s career long deconstruction of South Florida Each chapter focuses on one of The Beach House’s individual apartments These standalone stories possess interwoven subplots reminiscent of Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tale. Smart witty

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Tales from The Beach HouseS Paul Theroux’s Hotel Honolulu and Thornton Wilder’s classic novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey Tales from The Beach House is written in a fast paced tabloid style reflecting both the author’s transatlantic sensibilities and his two decade career in the rough and tumble trenches of celebrity journalism James Aylott was previously a Hollywood paparazzo photographer and staffer at an American supermarket tabloid This is the author’s first work of fiction although he was often creative in his career of entertainment newsgathering and hated letting the truth interfere with a good story A prior resident of Berkeley California he is currently embedded in St Louis Missouri researching his follow up novel Tales of Whiskey Tango from Misery Towe. All the pre