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Sisters. Strangers. Survivors.
More than twenty years ago, Claire and Lydia’s teenaged sister Julia vanished without a trace. The two women have not spoken since, and now their lives could not be more different. Claire is the glamorous trophy wife of an Atlanta millionaire. Lydia, a single mother, dates an ex-con and struggles to make ends meet. But neither has recovered from the horror and heartbreak of their shared loss—a devastating wound that's cruelly ripped open when Claire's husband is killed.
The disappearance of a teenage girl and the murder of a middle-aged man, almost a quarter-century apart: what could connect them? Forming a wary truce, the surviving sisters look to the past to find the truth, unearthing the secrets that destroyed their family all those years ago . . . and uncovering the possibility of redemption, and revenge, where they least expect it.
Powerful, poignant, and utterly gripping, packed with indelible characters and unforgettable twists, Pretty Girls is a masterful novel from one of the finest writers working today.
Steven takes us with him step by step showing us the good, the bad, the beautiful and the ugly. He recalls his experiences in the theatrical community and intersperses his original songs within his text that reflect the moment he describes. He is blunt with his language and assessments of what he experienced. He shares his pain as a man living with AIDS, and the successes and love that have been his.
We become voyeurs as we join Steven on his tumultuous odyssey.
Rabbi David Horowitz
Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Israel, Akron, OH, and VicePresident of PFLAG, National Board of Directors
As a fellow northeast Ohioan who made the trek through Orrville on my way to the College of Wooster in the mid 1980s, I am familiar with the physical space depicted in Steven's Memoir, and yet I can only begin to imagine the trauma he has had to endure in the past two decades. While his visceral words convey sadness, they also serve as a call to arms-a call to work tirelessly to create the kind of world I was fortunate to grow up in-one in which parents, siblings, spouses, and children love and respect one another for who they are, regardless of their skin color, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.
West Chester University
Singer/Songwriter STEVEN HENRY GOLDRING
likes to play the piano, enjoys a glass of Merlot or a Stoli-martini, straight-up. He has opened for Joan Rivers, ruffled Barbra Streisand's feathers and is HIV-positive, but that is only the beginning of his story.
ContributorsMarina Abramovic, Dennis Adams, John Baldessari, Ute Meta Bauer, Daniel Birnbaum, Saskia Bos, Tania Bruguera, Luis Camnitzer, Michael Craig-Martin, Thierry de Duve, Clémentine Deliss, Charles Esche, Liam Gillick, Boris Groys, Hans Haacke, Ann Lauterbach, Ken Lum, Steven Henry Madoff, Brendan D. Moran, Ernesto Pujol, Raqs Media Collective, Charles Renfro, Jeffrey T. Schnapp, Michael Shanks, Robert Storr, Anton Vidokle