A Thousand Beauties

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BeWrite Books, Apr 14, 2009 - Fiction
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Overweight and jaded, rich and lonely, Rupert Ruskin clings to an obsessive belief that if he can witness a thousand beautiful sights in a single day, his shattered and sordid existence will turn to bliss. But his dreamquest for A Thousand Beauties is stalled when beloved and eccentric ex wife, Elaine, bursts back into his life with disturbing news. Ruskin now has to make room for a more immediate and secret plan ... but should it be for a wedding or a funeral? Mark Adam Kaplan navigates the peaks and troughs of co-dependency and mutual punishment in a magnificently spun story of love and loathing. His urgent, yet poetic prose trap the reader like a spider traps a fly in an intricate web both beautiful and deadly.

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About the author (2009)

Mark Adam Kaplan was born in Staten Island, New York. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in English at the University of Michigan and received a Masterās of Fine Arts from The American Film Instituteās Center for Film and Television Studies (AFI). His film credits include Hong Se Lian Ren (A Time to Remember, 1998) and Echoes of the East: Tibet (1997). Kaplanās plays have been staged in New York, Los Angeles and Seattle. He currently lives in Diamond Bar, CA with his wife and two daughters. 'A Thousand Beauties' is his first novel.

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