Rock Star's Rainbow by Kevin Glavin

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In August 2009, a renowned entertainment reporter was thrown out of a plane over Los Angeles. At the time of his unfortunate death, he was working on a manuscript detailing the strange personal life of one of the most secretive celebrities of our time--Rook. Luckily, this work-in-progress was rescued, although the details surrounding the case remain obscure. Now, assembled here, is that most sought after exposé of the infamous rock star, searching for his lost innocence. Come along and join the quixotic adventure, as it journeys from LA, to Amsterdam, to India, and back. Along the way, Rook struggles with celebrity excess, reignites with his old flame, gets mixed up with the mafia, and must rescue the daughter he never knew he had. From the heights of hedonism, to the depths of despair, this topical parody explores that beast called fame.
Instead of a straightforward narrative, Glavin further investigates the "mythical method," as advocated by T.S. Eliot and James Joyce, incorporating allusions to the Bible, the Gita, the Beatles, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Dürer, Kierkegaard, Cervantes, Hawthorne, Shakespeare, Dostoyevsky, Petronius, Tennyson, Camus, Boudicca, Heisenberg, and many other literary, historical, scientific, artistic, and musical references, weaving a complex symbolic network of timeless impact.

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Kevin Glavin's ancestors hail from the Emerald Isle; he hails from the Windy City. After receiving his BA in English and MAT in English Education from the University of Iowa, he sashayed like his forefathers--westward. Mr. Glavin has taught for some thirteen years, mostly at Claremont High, in Claremont, California (recently voted as the fifth best city to live in the United States by CNN/Money Magazine). Among the courses he has instructed are Shakespeare, Creative Writing, AP Composition, AP Literature, Freshman English, Mythology, and British Literature. In addition, he has been a Speech and Debate coach, and has been honored to watch his students excel. Currently, Kevin is also teaching for the University of Phoenix online. In the recent past, he has also lectured for the Summer Bridge Program at UC Riverside, and has been a lecturer in Intermediate and Advanced English at the International Summer Language School, University of West Bohemia, Plzen, Czech Republic. Last summer, Kevin completed his Administrative Credential at UC Irvine. Kevin also got married in June 2008; he and his beloved wife Brenda have settled just a little farther west--in Orange County--with their dog Ciao, a chow chow, golden retriever mix adopted after a trip to Italy.
Published March 1, 2010 by Kevin Glavin Publishing. 502 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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Once an Internet search and an e-mail reforge that link, Rook is off to Amsterdam, where he discovers that Hula has become the moll of Svidrigailov, a Russian gangster who has put her to work in his brothel, and that Rook and Hula have a teenage daughter named Boudicca, whom Svidrigailov has sequ...

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