Angel City Singles
A novel by Ralph Cissne
A couple meet in a stand-up comedy workshop. What more can possibly go wrong?
Driven by a haunting childhood memory, loner David Bishop moves to Los Angeles in search of a fresh start. The ensuing 1987 Black Monday economic crash forces David into a conflicted part-time job as a host for singles networking parties.
Motivated by his attraction to enigmatic singer Sarah Fleming and mounting financial pressure, David negotiates the challenges of standup comedy, a poetic Bohemian subculture, and the forbidding backstreets of Hollywood. Angel City Singles is filled with suspense, passion and humor as David struggles with the transcendent possibilities for love and understanding.
“Set in a bygone Los Angeles so crisply detailed that its hip haunts and scenic paths often steal the show.”
– US Review of Books