Drama Dolls: A Novel

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by Jason Tanamor

Drama Dolls: A Novel

From the author of the critically acclaimed cult novel, ANONYMOUS, comes a dark tale about love and loss.

Meet Jeffrey.

Jeffrey is turning forty. He has a good job, a loving wife, and a beautiful house. When the love of his life passes suddenly, his seemingly normal world turns upside down. The sudden death, along with his midlife crisis, causes Jeffrey to grieve the five stages in unnatural ways. He trades in his Toyota Corolla for a Corvette, smokes pot with the neighbor kid, and dresses up in cheerleader outfits with his pals William and Lena in order to feel young and beautiful.

William and Lena agree to do whatever it takes to help Jeffrey during his grief, even when it means committing minor crimes such as burglary. All is kosher until William notices a downward change in Jeffrey. Distraught by memories of his wife, and despite William's and Lena's best efforts, Jeffrey begins to slowly derail into a dark place that only he could get out of. An internal battle with his emotions and himself, Jeffrey takes matters into his own hands to pull through.

DRAMA DOLLS is an intimate, dark comedy about loss and obsession, survival and grief, and the desiring need to take control of your own life.


Q. What is the inspiration for this dark, psychological, suspenseful thriller?

A. I saw a documentary about grown men who dressed up as dolls. They ventured out in public, running their errands, basking in the attention given to them. The dolls thought they were beautiful. The perception by the bystanders was the opposite. The dichotomy was amazing to see. I thought, "How disturbing!"

Q. Explain to readers what the most difficult part of writing this book was.

A. The documentary forced me to think, "Why?" Why would a man do this? Something triggered this. Maybe something traumatic happened. Like a spouse dying. I love my wife dearly and would probably act out in unnatural ways if she died. Creating this story was the hardest thing I had to do. Imagining...

Q. Why are you drawn to this genre?

A. I love stories where the protagonist experiences something tragic. When the main character feels, or lives, something that is dark and disturbing, the reader knows, from seeing the character living out on the page, that he has survived another day. This gives the reader hope that he will be fine.

Q. What other types of stories do you enjoy?

A. I enjoy everything from psychological horror, fast-paced thrillers, dark suspense, stories with lots of action, transgressive fiction, and unexpected plot twists.

My favorite authors are Chuck Palahniuk, Bret Easton Ellis, Gillian Flynn, Christopher Buckley, Clive Barker, Craig Clevenger, and Charles Bukowski.

Other Book Information

Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Horror, Humour, Literature, Mystery, Thriller

Google Category: Media > Books > Fiction > Mystery Novels

Pages: 265


ISBN(10): 1515307158

ISBN(13): 9781515307150

Sales Rank: 1690690

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