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“Singer-songwriter Roche probes the secrets of a small American town in this immersive character-driven tale. . . . Roche’s deep understanding of [the characters] will keep readers engaged all the way to the end.”
“Cast in the style of noir, albeit sunny California noir . . . Burke’s narrative is a whirlwind escape into the speculative Land of What-If,” and “the timing . . . might well be perfect. We can be entertained in Burke’s alternate land of the stars and the star-struck just at a time when the real world brakes to a dead stop.”
The Town Crazy (Gibson House Press, September 2020), by folk rock icon Suzzy Roche, is set in the fictional town of Hanzloo, Pennsylvania, in 1961. A single father moves into town with his young son, which arouses suspicion from the husbands and the interest of the wives. One of the the wives seems to be losing her mind, and no one knows what to do.