Patricia Abbott, short story writer extraordinaire, will be releasing her debut novel, with Polis Books, in the Summer of 2015.
“Eve Moran has always wanted “things” and has proven both inventive and tenacious in both getting and keeping them – she lies, steals, cheats and swindles, paying little heed to the cost of her actions on those who love her.
When Eve kills a man she picks up in a shoe repair shop, she persuades her twelve year-old daughter, Christine, to confess to the crime. The girl, compelled by love, dependency and circumstance, is caught up in her mother’s deceptions
It’s only when Christine’s three year-old brother, Ryan, is drawn into his mother’s schemes that she finds the courage to try to end Eve’s tyranny.” – from the author
Set in 1970s Philadelphia and packaged to match, Concrete Angel pits a vindictive and manipulative mother against a daughter with just enough of her mother’s immorality to fight back.