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Bravura Book Launch …Not a Kickstarter Request!

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Does it seem as if every week you are besieged with Kickstarter, GoFundMe and other such requests to back a project? Have your plumber, your oral surgeon and your ex-sister-in-law’s concubine all hit you up for bucks in the last couple of months? Mine too! (I did back the concubine. Her Reiki Master’s indie film about Narcissists with Sinusitis IS a necessary bit of social commentary!)

Luckily, I have no such designs on your PayPal account. All I’m asking (no, begging) is that you pre-order my novel. Yes, I’m another schmuck with a book coming out, desperate to get my pre-sales up. (Sorry if that sounded vaguely sexual. No disrespect!)


The Great Bravura is set in a fantastical and noirish 1940s NYC and revolves around a dashing lesbian magician caught up in a deadly love triangle of her own creation.

It hits brick and mortar stores on November 3rd,

but is available for pre-order now, and it costs less than a movie!


Link to read chapter 1:

And if you are in New York on November 16th, please come out for the Launch Party:

Advance blurbage from cool people below:

“Brutal and magical and sexy as hell. Dearman’s noir voice shatters boundaries I never knew existed.”
—Augusten Burroughs, author, Running With Scissors.

“A rich, noirish picture of olde New York with a punk sensibility that rocks the senses. Dearman’s characters are twisted, doomed, with a lust for life.” – Roberta Bayley, photographer and author of Patti Smith and Blank Generation Revisited: The Early Days of Punk Rock.

“Sapphically ardent, meta-absurd, and Nin-sexy all at once, Jill Dearman’s tale is a triumph of mysterious pleasures: a Colette martini with a drop of Robbe-Grillet vermouth and a Jeanette Winterson olive.” —Michael Atkinson, author of Exile Cinema and Hemingway Deadlights.

 The Great Bravura straddles two worlds: her feet are firmly planted on earth, among a gritty ragtag group of early-20th century circus performers, while her hands reach for the stars, drawing the reader into a magical mystery realm where fantasy and sorcery are commonplace. Dearman builds on the tension created by the two milieus bumping into each other on the page to ultimately create a morality tale reminiscent of another era―the tragedies of ancient Greece.”
—Aaron Krach, artist, journalist, and author of Half-Life


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