The Unexpected Salami: A Novel
An aging band on the verge, the Tall Poppies were still looking for their big break in the crapshoot known as the music business. So when their drummer was gunned down right in the middle of the video - and the murder caught on camera - they weren't too unhappy about seeing themselves on TV screens all around the world. Our heroine, Rachel Ganelli, self-confessed band moll (and witness to the shooting), had headed for Australia to escape a pending marriage, a mundane job, and her endlessly meddling parents. But finding herself on the perimeter of the murder, she heeds her mother's advice, just this once, and returns to New York, where life is more predictable. Or so she expects. Before she even has time to take a deep breath of city air, Rachel's sense of what really happened back in Australia spins wildly out of control - and Rachel's life right along with it.
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THE UNEXPECTED SALAMIUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Writer-film producer Shapiro's engagingly breezy first novel describes, in parallel first-person narratives, the cultural collision of a sort of Out-of-Australia, feisty American woman and the Aussie ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - debrann - LibraryThing
This was a fun, quick read about a woman in her twenties who runs away from New York to live in Australia for two years. The main character is a selfish woman who is always thinking about herself--but ... Read full review