12.16.2006

HH COM 48

LOVE: A LA CARTE tells the story of James, a straight guy who unexpectedly falls in love with a gay guy, and Jessica, the woman caught between them both.

Bald and befuddled James, decides the only way to get closer to Jessica is to win over her handsome but cynical roommate Roger. He pretends with Roger at first, eventually becoming emotionally dependent, if not physically attracted. James finally makes a play for luscious Latina Jessica, only to discover that she’s been sleeping with Roger too. Menage a trois is not the answer, as this triangle tries to figure out who has the best angle, and if love can ever transcend sexual orientation.

LOVE: A LA CARTE is a 70,000 word comic novel set in a small gourmet restaurant in Brooklyn. In these metrosexual times, where love is the new religion and finding a mate, a quest for the Holy Grail, LOVE: A LA CATE heralds a new era of free floating sexuality – often misunderstood and seldom fictionalized.

Chapters from LOVE: A LA CARTE have been published in [-- Literary Quarterly] and [Respected Print Journal].


So, the plot is how they figure out who to sleep with?

Given you've had chapters published you probably write well, but there's absolutely no hint of a plot here.

And people figuring out who to sleep with is interesting only if you are the person.

6 comments:

December Quinn said...

If Roger is gay, why is he sleeping with Jessica?

And why is menage not the answer? It sounds like the perfect answer to me.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like nobody in this story knows what their sexual orientation is.

LPA said...

I thought this premise sounded charming, and the plot -- although slight -- seemed substantial enough for a comedy.

But maybe I'm partial because this hook sounds a lot like mine...

Author, I certainly hope you find representation and a good book deal. I'd love to know who (if anyone) is handling this kind of book these days.

Sonarbabe said...

The premise of the story sounds amusing, but has an air of the TV show Two Guys, A Girl & A Pizza Place meets the movie Threesome. Not necessarily bad, but I would most likely pass it over in a bookstore unless it was reccommended to me.

Anonymous said...

FWIW, A Midsummer Night's Dream was all about people deciding who to sleep with. But that one had a neat fairy-magic subplot. What neat subplot drives this story?

randomsome1 said...

But why is the three-sided relationship out of the question? Does the author just not want to deal with that?