A Cup of Coffee and a Good Book BlogTalkRadio show, Jennifer interviews Paula Priamos, author of The Shyster's Daughter. Listen live this Wednesday, May 30, at 3:30 Pacific Time or hear the recording any time after the show at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/jennifer-walker/2012/05/30/a-cup-of-coffee-and-a-good-book.
A unique blend of coming-of-age tale and detective noir, The Shyster's Daughter tells a deeply personal and yet universal immigrant story about the strength of family ties and walks the SoCal mean streets of James Ellroy’s My Dark Places. As the daughter of a defense attorney, Paula was raised in and out of courtrooms. Unbeknownst to her family, she witnessed her father––the very man who defended such criminals as suspected murderers, rapists, high-level drug dealers, and white collar criminals––become one himself. When her father mysteriously dies, Priamos starts to investigate into his death. Her findings reveal a side of her father that wreaks havoc with the image of the hard-working and honest man her family has come to cherish and lead to a stunning revelation on how we choose to remember our family.
Based in Los Angeles, Paula Priamos has written for The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post. She teaches at California State University San Bernadino and lives in Southern California with her husband, author James Brown, and stepsons. For more info on Paula Priamos, visit: http://www.paulapriamos.com.