Savage Adoration

Paperback / softback
In a fun but wise way, this novel examines the advantages and pitfalls of fame, wealth, celebrity, female independence, the myth of safety, and the surreal nature of heritage pushing through upbringing. Johnny Major, a Sicilian-born magnate and creator of a network of restaurant-club-casinos across Europe and North America, dies and his will goes missing. Johnny s death then forces his beloved daughter Elissaa small-animal veterinarian in East Angliato confront various ex-wives, her own fierce mother, twin half-siblings, duplicitous lawyers, and a village full of Sicilians, including her father s ghost and old women paid to scream at funerals. Her journeyexplores thesometimes funny, sometimes deadly serious qualities of life.