Barefoot in the City of Broken Dreams [Book Review]
Los Angeles. It’s the city where those with huge aspirations flock to in order to get a taste of fame. Filmmakers, musicians, actors, LA is home to an artistic crowd who want to have an impact on the world. Joining them now is Brent Hartinger‘s Russel Middlebrook. Russel has made the move from Seattle with his boyfriend, Kevin, to Los Angeles to pursue his dreams. Right off the bat, Russel explores his new home and even meets up with an old flame, Otto, who discloses the secrets of working and living in the city of lights.
It’s not long after that Russel has a screenplay optioned by a once-famous filmmaker. The lengths to film it are reaching, and several times there are doubts of Russel’s labor coming to fruition. When he’s not occupied with his dream becoming a reality, Russel has several run-ins with a lesbian couple whose relationship has hit a snag, a brother and sister with a strained relationship, and helps Otto find his strengths in his flaws.
Fame. How you want to achieve it is based on several factors. What are you willing to give up to get that break? Is it love? is it your dignity? Is it everything? Barefoot in the City of Broken Dreams is a thrilling tale of what it takes to achieve your impossible dreams. And sometimes along the way, self-sacrifice is needed even if it has devastating consequences.
Barefoot in the City of Broken Dreams is available August 14th!
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