Fat Girl Fairy Boy by Carol McConkie

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Frieda Kunkelheimer knew she wasn’t welcome in the world from her earliest stirrings. She also knew she was big and ugly, as proclaimed by her grandmother on the day of her birth. Though Frieda Kunkelheimer later blossoms into a beautiful and successful Hollywood film star, it had been determined, even before birth, that she was unwanted and unloved.

En route to a film shoot, the embittered, aging actress known as Frie, and Robin, her fearful, phobic gay makeup artist, survive a plane crash in the jungles of Central America only to be held hostage by El Salvadoran guerrillas. Their self-absorbed lives take a backseat to the events of their capture as a bizarre set of circumstances unfold and kindle courage, compassion, and forgiveness they never thought possible.

'Fat Girl Fairy Boy' is a darkly humorous tale of family, friendship, and personal discovery. Written in masterful prose, and filled with rich characters, McConkie mixes irony, humor, and pathos while weaving multifaceted storylines into a wildly entertaining adventure. Few experienced novelists fare as well as McConkie in this debut literary event.

About Carol McConkie

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Carol McConkie lives in the wine country of Sebastopol, California in Sonoma County, 60 miles north of San Francisco. Born in Los Angeles, she has lived most of her adult life in the Bay Area where she attended the University of California at Berkeley. After raising four children and serving many years volunteering in the non-profit community, she opened a travel agency in Santa Rosa. During her nearly 20 years in the travel business she has had the opportunity to travel to almost all regions of the world, giving her a wealth of experience and the knowledge of many cultures from which to background her stories.
Published January 21, 2011 by CJM Productions. 264 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure, Crime. Fiction

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