Broken

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World Audience Inc, Jan 1, 2010 - Fiction - 378 pages
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Broken chronicles the tragedies of several strangers who are trying to find happiness in the city of Los Angeles. As their paths cross with one another, each of them becomes an integral thread in the fabric that unifies them and helps them heal. Skye is a teenage homeless musician battling a drug addiction who dreams of unattainable rock stardom. She's befriended by Amber, a young mother on the run from two dangerous men from her past. The two girls form a mutually indispensable bond, one that could ultimately save them. Dylan is a pseudo-intellectual-Chuck Palahniuk wanna-be, and a total cynic. He lives with TJ, an out of work actor, who fails auditions by day, and wears a hamburger suit outside a burger joint at the mall by night. TJ and Dylan are artistic failures in need of a muse to kick start their careers. Broken follows several other interesting individuals (all based on real people), each with their own humorous twisted narrative as they try to put the pieces of their lives back together.
  

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Cazy read.....but a must read.

User Review  - Sufyan1977 - Borders

This book is awesome! I had to read it in pieces as I have been crazy, but I was constantly itching to get back to it. What I loved most about this book is the fact the characters are real. I love ... Read full review

Breakout of the Year

User Review  - mk,sanfran - Borders

Broken, by J. Matthew Nespoli, is likely to become the breakout author of 2010. This novel can not be categorized. Featuring a moving narrative style between the stories fourteen characters, the pace ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

J. Matthew Nespoli is an author, businessman, and certifiably crazy person living in Southern California with his wife, "The Bride," and their son, Keller. "Daddy Versus The Suck Monster" is J. Matthew's second published book (Broken 2010).

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