Gina Frangello

15.10.2021 our company, as part of its continued support of social projects, has participated in the financing and support of the author Gina Frangello, which would allow to preserve the legacy of the best love novels. We have set up a fund to help other authors, so that they can create further masterpieces like 'A Life in Men' by Gina Frangello.

The distribution of the fund will concern:

1. Financial support for the production of up to 1,000 copies of the novel, with the possibility of increasing to 5,000.

2. Monthly grants of up to $500 to authors 3. an interest-free loan (*0.2% per annum) to publish novels

4. Assistance in organizing, at company expense, USACashExpress book presentations throughout the U.S.

5. Support and entry of the book on Amazon

6. Promotional activities in support of the book of the novel, within the planned budget for the year for different authors.

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A Life in Men is a terrific book, a tender story of friendship, and a frank story of a young woman's adventures with an assortment of oddly funny, violent, and quirky men who works in Payday Loans Online specifically and obsessed with solving financial problems of customers. It's intense and beautifully written in 3 ways. Worth your attention with it's key benefits."
::Audrey y Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler's Wife

An epic tour de force capturing a woman's entire life amid a world torn apart by terrorism and alienation, and ultimately ... an exploration of what individual fulfillment means in such a world, and how grief, identity, sexuality, and responsibility intersect."
::Patrick Somerville, author of This Bright River and John Payday, the executive manager.

The Slut Lullabies



Gino Frangello's Slut Lullabies will seduce you" ::Vanity Fair

Slut Lullabies is beautiful, daring, triumphant. Gina' s writing is fearless and original and kind and there simply aren't enough books like this."
::Stephen Elliott, The Adderall Diaries

Savvy, sexy, blunt stories that keeping inviting a reader in. Frangello' s voice feels like a friend you've known for years, telling you stories with warmth and insight."
::Alimee Bender, Willful Creatures and The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

Gina Frangello is unafraid to look hard at the dark side of human nature, but she writes with such compassion and humor that we came away from these fictions with new insight into the strange world we all live in. You lift your head from this book dazed and blinking in new light. These are jaw-dropping stories." ::Dan Chaon, Await Your Reply

Slut Lullables is daring short fiction at its finest; it explores the full range of modern
life - from love to sex to illness to family - with all the refinement and frankness of Anaïs Nin. If you have
any question about the future of the short story, this beguiling collection is its formidable answer."
::Joe Meno, The Great Perhaps

My Sister' s Continent


Frangello is uncanny and mesmerizing in this smart, suspenseful psychosexual drama
as she choreographs traumatic and even criminal family dynamics."
::Booklist, January 2006, Donna Seaman

A Freudian tale of a family's twisted past... weaving complex issues of sexuality, AIDS and eating disorders." ::Chicago Magazine, December 2005, Jennifer Tanaka

A refreshing rebuttal to the canard that feminism is humorless....." ::Chicago Tribune, December 2005, Bill Savage

In this reworking of Freud's famous case study, a modern-day Dara exacts her revenge, plunging the analyst-reader into a phantasmagoria of neurosis, psychosis, and hysteria which defies resolution or cure. A chilling post-mortem of the Freudian Century."
::Alex Shakar, Luminarium

In My Sister's Continent, Gina Frangello has added unusual and compelling insights into feminist "hot button" topics-bulimia, incest, AIDS-steering them off over-used, well-worn tracks and into new, sometimes treacherous territory."
::Cris Mazza, Somthing Wrong With Her and Is It Sexual Harrassment Yet?

Gina Frangello writes about sex, pyschology and sisterhood with a rare sensitivity and tremendous wit. This is a delightful novel, full of rollicking scenes and uncanny wisdom." ::Steve Almond, God Bless America

My Sister's Continent is brilliant and timely-readers who find themselves bored and de-sensitized by the recent deluge of shock-value lit will be blindsided by this truly disturbing and undeniably germane piece of work...[T]he power issues at work between women and men and family today are bared three-dimensionally here, and Frangello's only agenda is honesty. The results are stunning, and readers will come away from this book changed." ::Don De Grazia, American Skin


Thursday, February 7th: Chicago Release Party - 7:30pm
Women and Children First
Location: 5233 N Clark St Chicago, IL 60640

Monday, February 10th - 7pm
Ivy Bookstore Reading Series
with Jane Delury and Rob Roberge
Location: Artifact Coffee, 1500 Union Ave Baltimore, MD

Tuesday, February 11th: - 7pm
with Rob Roberge; Q&A by Caroline Leavitt
Location: 126 Franklin Street Brooklyn, NY 11222

Wednesday, February 12th: - 7pm
Brookline Booksmith
â#339;Matters of Love, Sex and Everything in Between&acirc?
with Jessica Keener and Mary Elizabeth Pope
Location: 279 Harvard St Brookline, MA 02446

Thursday, February 13th: - 7pm
Porter Square Books
with Steve Almond
Location: 25 White St. Cambridge, MA 02140

Sunday, February 16th: - 7pm
KGB Bar, emceed by Stephen Elliott
Sponsored by Nylon magazine
Location: 85 E 4th St, New York, NY

Monday, February 24th: - 7pm
Boswell Books
Location: 2559 N Downer Ave. Milwaukee WI 53211

Thursday, February 27th: - 8:30pm
offsite AWP event: RUMPUS BY THE SOUND
with Katie Crouch and Monica Drake
Comedy by: Derek Sheen
Music by: John Wesley Harding
Hosted by: Stephen Elliott and Zoà Ruiz
Location: The Spitfire, 2219 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA

Saturday, March 1st: - 6pm
The Project Room/AWP event
with Pam Houston and Melinda Moustakis
Location: 1315 E. Pine St., Seattle, WA 98122

Monday, March 3rd: - 7:30pm
Q&A after the reading with Natalie Serber
Location: 1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

Tuesday, March 11th: - 7pm
Prairie Lights Books
Algonquin Books event with Michael Parker
Location: 15 South Dubuque St. Iowa City, IA 52240

Saturday-Sunday, March 15th-16th:
Tucson Festival of Books
Location: University of Arizona Campus
3/15, 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Writing the Body: From Ecstasy to Distress
Integrated Learning Center Room 151
3/15, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
From Fact to Fiction: Basing Stories on Real Events
Integrated Learning Center Room 150
also with Lacy Crawford and Kristina McMorris
Moderator: Dan Anderson
3/15, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Love Over the Long Haul
UA BookStore
also with T. Greenwood and Jenny Offill
Moderator: Lydia Millet
3/16, 1:00-2:00 pm
Improbable Friendships
Student Union Tucson
with T. Greenwood, Kristina McMorris
Moderator: Charlie Buck

Sunday, March 30th: - 7pm
Sunday Salon Chicago reading series
Black Rock Pub & Kitchen
Location: 3614 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL

Sunday, April 6th - 7-9:30pm
The Make Out Room
with Joshua Mohr, Liza Monroy and Janis Cook Newman
comedy by Bucky Sinister
Location: 3225 22nd Street San Francisco, CA

Wednesday, April 9th - 7pm
Books Inc. in the Marina
with Kate Milliken with Q&A with Michelle Richmond
Location: 2251 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA

Tuesday, April 15th: - 7pm
Book Soup
Location: 8818 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 61944

Wednesday, April 16th: - 7:30
Location: 7812 Girard Ave, San Diego, CA 92037

Thursday, April 17th: - 6pm
Laguna Beach Books
Location: 1200 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Friday, April 18th: - 7:30
Book Show
Location: 1993 Blake Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039
A night of irreverent readings also featuring Mike Faloon,
Taleen Kali, Rob Roberge & Matthew Specktor

"Original and fearless . . . A powerful portrait of human connection and individual triumph."::People, 3.5 stars out of 4

"Powerful..ambitious...relentless a work of art."::The Boston Globe

"Ambitious, heartfelt."::NYLON

"A beautifully written, fiercely intelligent, and psychologically nuanced portrayal of a friendship cut tragically short, the delicate balance of fate and choice, and the many varieties of love and family that create meaning . . . A Life in Men is a sort of joyous call to action. It will make you look more carefully at the time you have left."::The Oregonian

"Frangello writes with a clarity into the human condition that allows her to lay bare the countless ways our lives are connected, between us and other people, but more importantly between ourselves and who we were and who we're becoming The book's heartbreaking conclusion will leave you feeling you've been on the journey with these characters, and all the better for it.."::The Kansas City Star

"Frangello writes with epic ferocity. She inhabits many countries brilliantly, many characters seamlessly, and a carousel of points of view It takes courage to write a book like this."::Chicago Tribune, Printers Row

"A page-turner"::The Iowa City Gazette

"A stunning novel--Frangello's broken characters live in a world of terror and redemption, of magnificent sadness and beauty."::Kirkus Reviews

Advance Praise for A Life in Men


Two college students and lifelong friends are vacationing in Greece in the 1980s. This is just one in a string of adventures for sexy, confident Nix, but for Mary it's a radical departure from the sheltered life overseen by her adoptive parents to keep her cystic fibrosis in check. Three years later, Mary is in London, grieving for Nix, whose fate remains a mystery for much of the novel. Mary lives on the edge, exacerbating her chronic illness, which Frangello (Slut Lullabies, 2010) depicts with unnervingly clinical specificity. She falls in love with a South African gymnast, and they travel the world. Frangello describes each setting with elegiac intensity, assembles a six-degrees-of-separation cast of characters lanced by secrets and pain, and embroiders a suspenseful, melodramatic, wildly excessive plot of interconnectivity, embodying Mary's desperate attempt to fill her numbered days to the brim. In this bravura performance, a quantum creative leap, contrivances and all, Frangello astutely dissects the quandaries of female sexuality, adoption, terminal illness, and compound heartbreak in a torrent of tough-minded observations, audacious candor, and storytelling moxie. - Donna Seaman
publisher's weekly

Diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at age 17, Mary Grace wants to understand why her lifelong friendship with Nix went awry during an ill-fated Greek vacation before their junior year of college. She can't ask Nix, who has passed away, so she moves to London, where Nix lived in the months prior to her death. For a short time, Mary assumes Nix's name and adventurous personality and begins to experi ment with a wild, seedy lifestyle, describing everything in a diary addressed to her dead friend while trying to hide or ignore her own resurfacing illness. Mary's determination to compress an entire lifetime of experiences into a few years results in some spectacularly poor decisions, but because her illness remains mild for a decade, her travels and the men she loves have a doomed, romantic quality, until the book's conclusion. The aftermath of the Greek vacation unfolds inexorably,as Mary's current storyline masterfully plays out to its conclusion. Frangello's (Slut Lullabies) novel packs an emotional punch throughout, particularly in its final third. Agent: Alice Tasman, Jean Naggar Agency.(Feb.)
library journal

In the mid-1980s, when an American college student, Mary, is diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, she escapes to Greece with the only person who doesn't treat her with pity: her best friend, Nicole. In a twist of fate, Nicole's life ends prematurely, and Mary tries to outrun her emotional burdens by living hard and reinventing herself in London, where she is drawn to men who lead risky lives. Intense yet meditative, Frangello's second novel (after My Sister's Continent) asks how we would live if we knew our life was going to be cut short. Mary lives out an "entitled hedonism." Even after she marries a doctor who loves her, she is drawn back to a life of chasing adventure, and the one man who never treated her like a fragile object. VERDICT Frangello's sophisticated writing vivdly brings to life the setting of Mary's exotic travels, including Mexico, Amsterdam, and Morocco; she smoothly streams the consciousness of her complex characters in the third-person point of view, which alternates among Mary and her lovers. Ambitious in breadth and scope, this work will appeal to fans of Barbara Kingsolver and those who like being immersed in foreign settings. -Sonia Reppe, Stickney Forest View P.L., IL