Robin's Blue by Pam Alster

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Robin's Blue is an epic story set against the disco 70’s through the Reagan-era 80’s, when divorce was the norm and casual sex and recreational drugs were ubiquitous. Robin Daniels, a runaway from a violent and emotionally desolate upper middle-class home, repeatedly navigates her world without guidance. After a failed marriage, she discounts love as an option and moves through a series of jobs and men. A futile attempt to live as a kept woman compels her to become a high-class call girl. She searches unsuccessfully through the resulting transient experiences and escalating drug use for the one lesson that will resolve her omnipresent question of purpose.

Before AIDS and addiction became household words, Robin’s Blue speaks to a generation that basically raised itself. Robin’s journey takes her from suburban Philadelphia to Miami to the South of France and ultimately to New York City where she is obliged to make peace with the girl inside she left dormant at sixteen.

About Pam Alster

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Pam Alster wrote and performed the critically acclaimed plays Shop Bloomingdale's, Find Mother and Millennium's Eve. She is a former television writer and studied Master Fiction Writing at UCLA. Her blogs for her own website Posts From the Evolution and she is presently is a contributing blogger at 85 Broads and BlogHer. She lives in Los Angeles with her patient husband, old-soul daughter and two yappy rescue dogs. Robin's Blue is her first novel.
Published October 24, 2012 by Plexigirl Media. 425 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Although she turns a blind eye to self-responsibility, she’s judgmental about others, e.g., about a Vietnam veteran: “I thought of Jeff’s friend who’d come back from Vietnam paralyzed, he drank a case of beer a day and sharpened his hunting knives—the war his excuse for being an asshole.” Sex, dr...

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