Dick Powell (movie star, singer, turned film director) says we're going to scout Cuba as a possible location for the script I wrote. I remind him there's a revolution in progress and Castro has been kidnapping celebrities for ransom. "Afraid?" he challenges. "No," I reply. " But if he snatches you, I'll be grabbed too so here's the deal: I stay on salary and Fox gets first refusal of anything I write about it." Thus begins Crooning by Frank D. Gilroy, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, award-winning filmmaker, novelist and author of two previous best-selling Kindle Singles.
From Frank D. Gilroy - a prolific and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, screenwriter, novelist and, most recently, author of a best-selling Kindle Single (Lake) - comes this chilling memoir of a young soldier in World War II confronting the nightmare of death. This isn't the battle cry of a war hero; it's the confessions of a young man pressed into service and searching for answers. In Gilroy's spare yet muscular prose, this saga of a young private's journey becomes a universal story of manhood and military life, told from the ground level of combat.
From Frank D. Gilroy, comes this stunning portrait of Phyllis, mid-life crisis, who abandons herself to an unpredictable future (moving, sensual, painful, comic) that contradicts everything she previously thought about herself. With Vonnegut-like verve and consummate grace, Gilroy delivers a piercing new work of deep compassion and insight.