Happy Halloween. Check out this creepy cover. It’s perfectly chilling to highlight a novel about our obsession with beauty. Frank Strausser’s, PLASTIC (RareBirdBooks) will have you flipping pages until the very end.
When a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon is called in after a beautiful pop star is brutally assaulted, he thinks his job is to restore her looks, but soon fears he’s there to surgically erase all trace of the crime.
Plastic is a novel of psychological suspense about some desperate Hollywood image makers who conspire to do the ultimate cover up. When Dr. Harry Previn fails to restore Fay Wray, the ravishingly beautiful nineteen year-old pop star at the center of this predicament, a conspiracy ensues to fake her death offering her Marilyn Monroe-like immorality, but of course if she’s dead, she can’t press criminal charges. For Previn, beauty has become a life or death proposition because his patients are literally dying to be beautiful. Plastic explores the ephemeral world of celebrity and beauty at the intersection of Hollywood and rock ‘n roll.
Reading PLASTIC gave me flashbacks to FX, NIP – TUCK and E’s, BOTCHED. What could be more fun!
FRANK STRAUSSER is a playwright and novelist. His plays include Psycho Therapy, The Powder Room, The Split, Valentine Triage, and Wishing Well. Plastic is his first novel. He studied story and character development with Robert McKee and with the late Milton Katselias, at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. Strausser is currently working on his second novel, Here Comes The Son. He completed the Radcliffe Publishing Procedures Program at Harvard University and majored in English Literature at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He divides his time between Los Angeles and Palm Beach with his wife and son.
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