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Understanding the Alacran

A troubled 22-year-old man moves to Mexico and better understands the addiction and mental illness destroying his life [#1 Amazon Best Seller, Florida Authors and Publishers Association President's Awards, 2017, 2nd Place (contemporary/literary category)].

Written by: Jonathan LaPoma    

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Format: Novel
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Posted: 04/02/2017
Updated: 01/11/2020
Author Bio:
Jonathan LaPoma has written seven feature-length and three short screenplays that have won a total of 161 awards/honors since 2013, three novels, and hundreds of poems and songs. His black comedy script HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS was optioned by Warren Zide along with Wexlfish Pictures (producer of AMERICAN PIE and FINAL DESTINATION films) in July 2017. LaPoma's award-winning, best-selling novel, DEVELOPING MINDS: AN AMERICAN GHOST STORY (#1 Amazon Best Seller in the "Satire" and "Urban Life" Kindle categories), and his screenplay A NOBLE TRUTH were published by Laughing Fire Press in 2015, and his short story A SACRIFICE TO THE GOD OF THE BLUES appeared in 34thParallel Magazine's November 2014 issue.

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