Smorgasbord Book Promotions – New Book on the Shelves – #History #1970s #Comingofage – Passages by Mary Clark

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Smorgasbord Book Promotions – New Book on the Shelves – #History #1970s #Comingofage – Passages by Mary Clark

Delighted to share the news about Mary Clark’s latest release, a coming of age novel set in the liberated 1970s of New York, Passages

About the book

The 1970s. Anything goes. Sexual liberation. New ideas on how to live. Being young in the city, searching for identity, and love, and the most amazing life possible – that was the story of many back then. They were trailblazers. In Passages, a young man’s coming of age in the “anything goes” of 1970’s New York City, Martin’s story reflects the greater panorama of people seeking freedom of expression. Martin is an aspiring writer who explores the tangled topics of love and living an alternative lifestyle as an artist. He also lives within his male and female identities which fuel his dreams and fantasies.

Martin’s family history of violence, his mental instability, and a friend’s death spur him to escape suburban life. In the city, he meets Simone, an actress on Broadway. In a strange first encounter the embryo of a new self is revealed to him. He struggles to nourish his independent self as he engages in two volatile relationships. Rafaela, who works in a Times Square restaurant, tests his ability to grow beyond his past experiences. Rafaela is pragmatic, driven. Simone is on her way to a legendary career. What will Martin do with the gifts and burdens life has given him?

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