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Alex Austin

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I'm a Los Angeles-based journalist and teacher. My two novels, The Red Album of Asbury Park Remixed(November 2009), and The Perfume Factory (June 2005), have gotten excellent reviews. In 2008, Writers Digest awarded The Perfume Factory an honorable mention for Mainstream Fiction. The New York Book Festival 2012 awarded an Honorable Mention to The Red Album of Asbury Park Remixed (See reviews of both books below).

THE RED ALBUM OF ASBURY PARK REMIXED

“It is simply an amazing work of fiction… a smart look inside the topsy-turvy world of the rock and roll lifestyle and the futility, hope, danger, love and mystery of survival in general. The Red Album Of Asbury Park is a book you won’t be able to put down.”—John Pfeiffer, Aquarian Magazine

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Published on April 30, 2009 12:06 • 255 views • Tags: album, alex, asbury, austin, bukowski, fante, music, park, pop, red, rock, roll, springsteen
Average rating: 4.36 · 36 ratings · 17 reviews · 7 distinct works · Similar authors
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The Red Album of Asbury Park (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Against the backdrop of a fabled town in trouble, 22-year-old musician Sam Nesbitt struggles to rid himself of his personal demons, past and present,as he pursues the rock 'n' roll dream.
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