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My novel TrafficTraffic Waitress Cover 3 Waitress is now available on Amazon.com as a digital book. I hope to be releasing the paperback version of the novel within the next few months.

Traffic Waitress is a series of eight interconnected stories that follow a group of outer-borough New Yorkers from different ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds during a few crazy months in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Many of them struggle to a certain extent with their cultural identities. We meet a man who grew up an Orthodox Jew but has left the faith and is now alienated from his family. We meet a Japanese-American college student who tends to flee from what he’s good at and needs a few months to flounder personally before he goes off to med school. We meet a former runway model and Harvard grad who gave up her uptown life to be a rock ‘n’ roll groupie. We meet a stripper who refuses to identify as gay even though she finds herself repeatedly falling in love with women. We meet a closed-off computer geek whose bottled up feelings about Sept. 11 lead him on a bizarre journey in a rental car.

From the book description: “Outer-borough New York is changing at the turn of the 21st century, and eight people from different cultural backgrounds and socioeconomic groups crash into each other in strange ways, as they flail about in their personal ambitions and life’s inevitable sorrows.”

I originally wrote Traffic Waitress in 2005; it’s been sitting on my computer getting tweaked for more than a decade. I’ve put the official copyright at 2012, though I’m not sure how correct that is.

But as always … if you’re into it …

The cover design is by Corey Brian Sanders.

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