Anything goes in the Aldridge family and their tale is shared in a new book by Ivan Jenson from Michelkin Publishing set to be released April 28, 2017.
"Gypsies of New Rochelle" is a fictional memoir set in New Rochelle, New York, circa 1980. Seventeen-year-old Shawn Aldridge is the baby of the family and as his siblings find their own forms of greatness, Shawn struggles to find his purpose and passion in life. In a family that believes rules hold children back from excellence, Shawn is a lost soul.
As the rest of the family focuses on making his violin prodigy sister famous, Shawn dates not one, but two girls—one a Times Square peep show dancer and the other a virginal neighborhood girl. When a close cousin, Pito, joins a cult headquartered in New York City, Shawn and his family must band together to get Cousin Pito back before a Carnegie Hall performance that could make the family rich for years to come.
The series of mishaps and mayhem in this comical, whimsical, nostalgic, and raw story have been compared to the style of Augusten Burroughs’ "Running With Scissors". Author Ivan Jenson is a published novelist and poet with more than 600 poems published internationally, online and in print.
"Gypsies of New Rochelle" will be available for purchase April 28 on Amazon.com and other select online bookstores in both print and digital versions.
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