Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The P-Town Playlist: The Downeaster Alexa

Boats figure heavily in The P-Town Queen: Nikki's brothers and her father are fisherman. She's a shark researcher.  In fact The P-Town Queen is,  in the book, the name of a boat. So this Billy Joel song was a natural for the P-Town Playlist


Nikki Silva feels like she’s blown up her life even as her brothers tease her about blowing up a boat called the Mona Lisa. Divorced, funding for her shark research cut off, she’s moved back to Provincetown to live with her father in her childhood home. Nikki hopes to regain herself. She’s written a grant proposal for the newly formed Massachusetts Bay Commission to fund a study that will get her back to the sort of research she loves. The commission is run by her ex-husband Ned, who would rather have a migraine than give money to his ex-wife.

            Marco Tornetti wants to turn a hole-in-the-wall Newark spaghetti joint into a trendy bistro. His silent partner, Fat Phil Lagosa, wants to use the place to solicit questionable business deals.  When Fat Phil accuses Marco of a double cross and has him taken for a ride by one of his hit men, Marco knows he’s in too deep.

            Marco escapes the hit man and takes the first bus out of the Tri-state area, a bus chartered by the Greater Teaneck Gay Men’s Choir and headed for Provincetown. Marco figures that Phil would never look for him in Provincetown‘s gay community. But when he meets Nikki and falls hard for her, he finds that pretending to be gay isn’t as easy as it would seem.

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  1. LOVE that song. It wasn't very popular but it has an awesome sound to it. One of my faves by him.

    Great blurb too!!

    1. Thanks Jenn. I love it, too. All those fiddles really make it sound like an old sea shanty.