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The Soul City Salvation

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Ten months—that’s how long twenty-six-year-old writer and aspiring actor Jay Sakovsky decides to stay and teach in the bohemian beach town of Soul City, California, to save up cash and overcome his anxiety before moving on to Hollywood.

But after several “friendly chats” with the vice principal about hangover sweats and black eyes from barroom brawls, Jay sees a therapist
Paperback, 450 pages
Expected publication: March 24th 2020 by Almendro Arts
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Eve (Between The Bookends)
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Jan 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
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“Life’s a perpetual state of becoming. Just relax. Breathe.”

He’s back! My favorite underrated author is back again! Picking up one of Jonathan LaPoma’s novels feels to me like coming home. It feels like a hug.Like somebody understands and isn’t afraid to tell it like it is. The Soul City Salvation, much like LaPoma’s other novels, is about a man seeking to find his way in the world while overcoming his demons that seek to ruin him. It’s about his OCD and anxiety finally coming to a
Dora Okeyo
Jan 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
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This book reminded me of two things; one- we are all on different journeys and two- we don't get there at the same time worse off the same way. I love how easy it was to relate to Jay, because he was human- he was imperfect, difficult, weary, sweet, hopeful, creative, loving, scared- everything in one and on top of this he did not know how to find his way to the inner peace that he was looking for, because what he saw on the surface as anxiety turned out to be much more.
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Jonathan LaPoma is an award-winning novelist, screenwriter, songwriter, and poet from Buffalo, NY. In 2005, he received a BA in history and a secondary education credential from the State University of New York at Geneseo, and he traveled extensively throughout the United States and Mexico after graduating. These experiences have become the inspiration for much of his writing, which often explores ...more