It’s not often that I get to announce something this awesome.
My brother Davy Mooney has written and published his first novel, Hometown Heroes.
It’s about two musicians, both displaced from New Orleans by Katrina, both of whom ultimately end up in New York….like my brother did, where he has just experienced yet another hurricane in Brooklyn last night.
Only, these two musicians have widely divergent fates. And that’s where this story of music, love, fate, and…the supernatural…begins.
Here’s a note that Davy sent to announce the book:
It’s my first novel, entitled ‘Hometown Heroes’. It’s all about jazz, New Orleans, and New York, and it’s been a labor of love for me that I’m excited to share with everyone who I’ve worked with, taught, hung out with, played music with, and raised hell with (categories that aren’t mutually exclusive).
And here’s the back cover blurb:
In the years after Hurricane Katrina, the lives of New Orleans guitarists Joe Applebalm and Jerry Elsworth follow wildly divergent paths. They both end up in New York, but while the success of Jerry’s memoir ‘Hometown Heroes’—and the subsequent TV show based on the book—brings him fame, fortune, and a life of luxury, Joe, wondering bitterly where he went wrong, languishes in day-job oblivion. Over a drunken night back in New Orleans the two are brought together, and strange forces attempt to influence their fates…
And here’s my take: This book is both funny and heartbreaking. If you don’t believe me, just give it a read….$ 4.99 on Kindle.