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Donald Gallinger

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(Exterior: Long Shot: Pan across a vast sea of rusted mobile homes stretching all the way to the horizon. As the camera moves in for a closer view, we see a ragged band of dirty children playing hop scotch in the dusk. We hear a shot fired in the distance. The children stop playing and listen attentively as more shots are fired. Soon, we see rockets flaring up in the sky, sparkling and twisting... Read more of this blog post »
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The Master Planets

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Excerpt from THE MASTER PLANETS (Literature & Fiction)
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The Master Planets (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: In the summer of 1973, Peter Jameson, a buoyant, handsome, already-idolized rock wunderkind stood poised to take his band, The Master Planets, to the top—until the day his mother, a suburban housewife with a flower shop, was found dead after murdering an elderly German farmer living in Ohio. Suddenly, past collided with present in a sequence of loss and betrayal that ended his dreams and forever changed his life. When everything you wanted is taken away, what is left behind?
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"I watched with my dad as my mother came down the stairs, dressed up for their evening out. First appeared the tips of her red satin pumps, followed by creamy, nylon-smooth legs. The hem of her gray, watered-silk Chanel floated into view like a fog..." Read more of this chapter »
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"(WOMEN 2, 3, 4,enter, walking on heels. They all wear bathrobes. Their hair is wrapped in towels; blue mudpacks cover their faces.)

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" Corina wrote: "I think the beginning is a little choppy, but once I got into it I couldn't stop. I can see this being so popular with high school kids ...more "
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Donald Gallinger’s voice is unique in today’s fiction. He loves telling deliciously complex stories in the relentlessly spare yet lyrical prose that is becoming his trademark. Combining keen wit and a rare subtlety of insight into the human heart, Donald Gallinger’s writing is bold, profound, beautiful—and hugely entertaining. Here is what critics are saying about
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“Time collapsed into a delicate dark pencil brushed against our
eyebrows, the emergent rumble of crowds gathering above our heads. We
slid into our costumes. Pirate, outlaw, futuristic rebels. Red,
purple, gold. Chains hanging from our belts, tight black trousers. We
were moved upstairs, closer to the stage. Finally, we heard the
cannon's roar: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome... Tanzar
recording artists... THE MASTER PLANETS!" The world shot forward. We
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