DescriptionDescribed as wonderfully funny by Annie Dillard, Heartbreak Hotel reveals the collective memories, sorrows, and triumphs embodied in all women as the museum becomes the metaphor for the body of the narrator.
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About the Author
Gabrielle Burton is the author of "Impatient with Desire," "Searching for Tamsen Donner," "Heartbreak Hotel," and "I'm Running Away From Home But I'm Not Allowed To Cross The Street." She wrote the screenplay for the movie, "Manna From Heaven," produced by Five Sisters Productions, (MGM DVD.) Her honors include The Western Heritage Award for outstanding novel, The Maxwell Perkins Prize, the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award, The Mary Pickford Prize for Screenwriters given by the American Film Institute, 1st Prize, Austin Film Festival Heart of Film Screenwriting contest, and the Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. She lives in Venice, CA.
"Surrealistic, wise-cracking, irreverent, and touching are a few apt terms for Burton's first novel." -- "Library Journal"
"[T]his black comedy/radical feminist novel is heartbreaking and outrageously funny..." -- "Publishers Weekly"