Slum by Dan Carroll

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SLUM is not the typical boy-meets-girl love story. Their situation is impossible. He is a sophisticated executive in New York City. She is a former stripper living in a slum on a Caribbean island. Besides, he already has a girlfriend; he is not looking for someone else, especially not a married ex-stripper from the far-away Cienaga slum!

But, as fate would have it, a six-year-old child is the force which brings them together into a rebellious and passionate entanglement which transforms both of them into a deep passion for life itself.

An intoxicating love story? A tale of hope for a dying child? A drama on morality? Reviewers have said this story has it all.

"ENTICINGLY ENTERTAINING... safe to assume that the realism in the novel emanates from Dan Carroll's firsthand knowledge and experiences in the slums..." -ForeWord Clarion Reviews

"UNORTHODOX LOVE STORY... ventures far from the traditional romance novel... Carroll succeeds in bringing the Cienaga slum to life... a rich setting... a vivid portrayal..." -Kirkus Reviews

"A CHALLENGE TO READERS... to look at their own cultural assumptions... Are the morals of poor people different than those of the well-to-do?... Questions are raised and answered satisfactorily." -US Review of Books

The 2013 Eric Hoffer Awards honored SLUM as a finalist for the Montaigne Medal, awarded to “the most thought-provoking book.” SLUM was also a finalist for the First Horizon Award, given to “superior work by debut authors.” In addition, SLUM made the short list for the grand prize.

Success demanded a sequel, and SLUM SONG was born. Readers say they cannot put it down.

About Dan Carroll

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Published January 20, 2013 by Vanity Press Books. 306 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance. Non-fiction

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Despite the problems with the relationship between Julianna and Robert, Carroll succeeds in bringing the Cienaga slum to life via Julianna’s personal struggles and his potent descriptions of the destitution found in the aptly named “Black Hell.” Readers who enjoy works with a rich setting will ap...

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