Thursday, August 24, 2006
The Last Day of Paradise Is Released by Gival Press
The Last Day of Paradise by Kiki Denis has just been released by Gival Press.
The novel by Greek-born, now an American citizen, Kiki Denis won the Inaugural Gival Press Novel Award in 2005. Chosen by Richard Peabody, writer and editor of Gargoyle, who served as the final judge, the novel for adults depicts the coming-of-age story of the main character whose name is Sunday.
Peabody describes the novel as "slippery in-your-face accelerated rush of sex, hokum, and Greek family life. A little bit Eurydice, a little bit Chick-lit, with
non-stop riffing on reality, time shifting, and the sheer punk roar of wordplay." Denis, according to Peabody, "possesses the bent prowess of a metallic panther."
Dean Bakopoulos, author of Please Don't Come Back from the Moon states that it "is a novel with wit and attitude to spare...her debut is a captivating and
Thaddeus Rutkowski, author of Tetched characterized the novel as if "watching My Big Fat Greek Wedding with commentary by Roseanne Barr."
The novel is available at click here for The Last Day of Paradise at Amazon.com, local bookstores as well as by contacting Gival Press (703.351.0079).