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27222232 Louis Ortiz is an aspiring author finishing his debut novel. Before applying the final touches, he gives the manuscript to his longtime friend, Naomi, on the eve of her life-threatening operation. The manuscript, entitled “The Book of Isabel,” is an autobiographical story set in 1999, where Louis first learns to come to grips with lost loves and strained friendships. Taking place in Syracuse and New York City, this story within a story is a continuation of “Hanging Upside Down,” that explains Isabel’s role in Louis’ life and asks the question, do friends really last forever?

Paperback, 325 pages | Publication Date: June 14th 2016
ISBN-13: 978-0990515906 ISBN-10: 0990515907

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Book Release Event

July 14, 2016 @ 7pm

In the stunning sequel to his debut novel, “Hanging Upside Down,” Anthony Otero reintroduces audiences to aspiring novelist Louis Ortiz. The story within a story in THE BOOK OF ISABEL begs the question: Do friends really last forever?

Join us for a reading and Q&A with the author.

Hosted by Raquel Penzo.

Copies of the book, food, and drink will be available for purchase.

Seating starts at 7pm; program begins at 8pm.


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