The Town Slut's Daughter

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ADVENTURE BIOGRAPHICAL COMEDY CRIME DRAMA EROTICA FAMILY

1980s & '90s

Heather Haley

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Renowned Canadian poet Heather Haley's debut novel, The Town's Slut's Daughter is a compelling tale of loss and transcendence, peopled with unforgettable characters. Fiona Larochelle's odyssey unfolds in three sections with a mix of fact, fiction and startling events. In Girls With Guitars, Fiona flees a tortured relationship with mother Jeanette, and a harrowing home life of physical abuse only to land in Vancouver's violently blazing punk rock underground. Music provides a catalyst however; Fiona mines a talent for singing and songwriting to form an all-girl band, the Virgin Marries. In Girl With Guitar, Fiona is stranded in New York City after bandmate Jackie ODs and the Virgin Marrries scatter. Fiona is forced to navigate a minefield of vice, drug abuse, jealous lovers and predatory record producers as she works to rebuild her dream. In Girl with Ratty Hair, Fiona struggles to retain her voice while indulging in an obsession with cruel, dangerous men. She discovers that peace of mind is not possible with the volume cranked to ten. Rage may have facilitated Fiona's quest in the beginning but it cannot deliver her. Amidst the tumult of the LA Riots, Fiona bolts her cocaine-fueled marriage to a modern-day Bluebeard. Throughout it all, a fierce, indomitable spirit prevails.

Genre

Adventure, Biographical, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Erotica, Family,

Short Summary

In Girls With Guitars, Fiona flees a tortured relationship with mother Jeanette, and a harrowing home life of terror and physical abuse only to land in Vancouver's violently blazing punk rock underground. Music provides a catalyst however; Fiona mines a talent for singing and songwriting to form an


In Girl with Ratty Hair, Fiona struggles to retain her voice while indulging in an obsession with cruel, dangerous men. She discovers that peace of mind is not possible with the volume cranked to ten. Rage may have facilitated Fiona's quest in the beginning but it cannot deliver her. Amidst the tumu

Setting

Vancouver, Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas

Based on a True Story

Yes

Plot - Premise

Quest

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age

Mature Audience Themes

Nudity, Sexual Abuse, Substance Abuse, Incest, Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Fiona Larochelle

Age: 16

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring, Badass, Beautiful, Blunt, Charming

Additional Character Details

Name: Dennis Jeklin

Age: 18

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Adventurous

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Howe Sound Publishing

Year Published: 2014

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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