ANGELS AND ECHOES
New Yorker, Olivia Lang is diagnosed with breast cancer and must undergo major surgery and aggressive chemotherapy. Her post-operative scars are so abhorrent to her husband, that he shuns her emotionally and physically, eventually divorcing her. Lonely and dejected, she looks for companionship in an online role-playing group called Angels and Echoes, where she falls in love with Evan Bale, an autistic man who lives in Kentucky. Plagued by memories of childhood molestation, he confesses to the group that at 13, his own mother raped him, gave birth to his only child and sold her to a ring of pedophilic pornographers. Also in the online group is 21-yr old Kitty Valentine, a wheelchair-bound, NYC tattoo artist. As a baby, she was discovered by her adoptive parents in a dumpster, where she’d been left to die. With no real knowledge of her infancy, her only memories include a vicious woman, a video camera and a kind boy. When Olivia hires Kitty to tattoo over her scar, the question arises: Could there be a connection between Evan and the young woman in the wheelchair? Olivia’s curiosity turns into an all-out search-and-rescue mission, where the discovery of several videotapes leads them to a broken-down trailer home in the Kentucky hills — and a possible confrontation with a psychopathic child molester.
Angels and Echoes is a dark contemporary fiction that brings together hardcore realities and escapist wishes. It is a story of abuse, of rejection and undying hope. It is the tale of two dreamers and the parallel path of chaos that leads them to redemption. It’s a tale of the internet and role playing games; a crime novel, a supernatural thriller and the greatest love story ever told. It is painful and heartbreaking and after reading it, you will believe in true love.
BEAUTY – THE ART OF DORI HARTLEY – PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS, POEMS
‘Beauty’ is an assemblage of 60 unique paintings and drawings by niche artist, Dori Hartley. Hartley’s art is weird, lovely and evocative. Her collection of crowned animals, “The Royalty,” can only be found in this compilation. This artbook is a visually thrilling journey that will have you smiling as you read the odd poems and suggestive commentary that accompany each piece. Welcome to the strange and beautiful world that is The Art of Dori Hartley. 134 pages.
ANTLER VELVET – THE ART OF DORI HARTLEY – PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS AND POEMS
Antler Velvet is a love song in the form of art and poetry, dedicated to the television show, Hannibal, starring Mads Mikkelsen and Hugh Dancy. This 91-page compilation of original fan artwork and poetry, created by artist Dori Hartley, is both evocative and sensuous, oft times even erotic. Balancing tones of violence and sex, love and hate, this book covers the gamut of visual emotion that is a part of the Hannibal experience.