Join us for a reading from Paris for Two: Til Death We Do Part, the latest installment in Dolores Maggiore’s series about two young lesbians finding their way in the world.
As eighteen-year olds Pina and Katie speed ahead toward graduation from Albert Academy and the natural evolution of their relationship, Pina flees to Paris to escape the demands of moving on with her life and possibly away from Katie.
Pina’s burning desire to hang on to Katie and the status quo traps her in the past along with Europe’s seductive antiquities. Does she imagine the haunting return of Craney and her death threats? How toxic is her anxiety over getting on with her life?
Katie and old friends from Albert Academy, along with a cadre of quirky spiritual guides, join Pina on this psychologically thrilling voyage for answers throughout France, Germany, and Italy. Foremost on Pina’s mind: Will her relationship with Katie survive her great escape? More importantly for all, will the eerie lure of Craney and the past swallow Pina up psychologically—or in her entirety?
Author of the Rainbow Award Winner Death and Love at the Old Summer Camp, and sequel Love and Lechery at Albert Academy, and now Paris for Two, Dolores Maggiore weaves traces of her Brooklyn Sicilian heritage into her work. After teaching foreign languages, and selling antiques, Dolores practiced psychotherapy and published books on lesbians, psychotherapy, and child custody. She contributes to The Borrego Sun, SW Community Connection, The Gorge Literary Journal, The San Francisco Bay Times, and Lesbian.com. Dolores enjoys hiking and gardening, and instagramming in Oregon and Borrego Springs, CA with her wife Terrie and Xander, the lynx point critic.