Meet Jimmy Hanlon. It’s summer, 1987. Jimmy’s a closeted bisexual in his late forties, nine months removed from a laryngectomy, and in this first part of a trilogy, he’s anxious to find a new identity in his Jersey Shore hometown. He hitches his hopes to a 33 year old lifeguard. The two cruise into summer with an assortment of boardwalk denizens and bar hounds. When they both fall for the same pretty nurse, the ride starts to get bumpy. In Jimmy’s story of redemption, dreams, familial and romantic love, misogamy and prejudice, accommodation and empathy, he discovers that the real victories occur in the small, courageous moments of our lives that overcome societal and personal prejudice.
Mick Bennett's Missing You in Belmar, NJ is available for purchase on September 1, 2014 through Unsolicited Press, Kindle and all major retailers. This book is our biggest production to-date with the largest print run and most feedback from beta-readers. Bennett sells a story, and he sells it with seething realism meshed with ludicrous plot lines. His characters are real-- the city is real-- this shit could happen to you.
Missing You in Belmar, NJ is a three-part sequence with the other two titles set to release in 2015 -- we love Mick Bennett, and so should you!