MY YOLANDA (NOVEL)
A literary suspense with a touch of speculative fiction. Inspired by Henry James' lady portraits and Japanese mecha anime, it's a fast-paced family saga with a 20th century sweep.
From Flamenco dancers to Shanghai gangsters fond of Middle Eastern music, My Yolanda is full of song and dance. You can listen to the music that spurred the writing (and shaped the characters). Some personal favorites are Lebanese stars Fairuz and the late Wadi al Safi.
KATZA AND THE GANG OF FOUR
My second novel, currently in draft mode, is set in the paranoid world of Soviet ballet ca. 1950/60s with temporal excursions into imperial Russia and Stalin-era Kazakhstan.