Diesel, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes author Linda Joffe Hull to the store to celebrate the publication of her new novel, The Big Bang, on Sunday, December 30th at 2pm.
At Melody Mountain Ranch, the local residents are too busy with home shopping parties, Fundamentalism-Light, and each other’s business to notice their superficially well-constructed houses are literally rotting beneath them. Secret affairs, teen witchcraft, and a power-hungry homeowner’s board have their personal lives deconstructing even faster.
On Wonderland Valley Way, interior decorator Hope Jordan is desperate for a baby. As Hope struggles, her neighbors Will Pierce-Cohn, a stay-at-home dad and community activist, Frank Griffin, a minister-cum-homeowner’s board president, and Tim Trautman, a soon-to-be father of five, jockey for her attentions.
When Hope inadvertently eats hash-laced brownies at the playground ribbon-cutting gala/Memorial Weekend poolside potluck, she falls into the arms of one of her three wanna-be paramours. When she discovers she’s pregnant and tries to piece together what happened, with whom, and what to do about it, the homes on her cul-de-sac begin to crack and sink. Hope and her neighbors appear to be stuck in a hell of their own making.
In this dark and witty satire, Linda Joffe Hull pulls back the curtain and exposes the secrets of not-so-blissful suburban life.
Linda Joffe Hull is a native of Saint Louis, Missouri, but currently resides in Denver, Colorado with her husband and three children. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America and Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers where she has served as President, Treasurer, Conference Chair, and a host of other positions. When she’s not schlepping the kids to a variety of activities, Linda is hard at work on the next novel. Visit her online at www.LindaJoffeHull.com