Title: The Squid Whores of the Fulton Fish Market
Author: Charie D. La Marr
Age Range: Adult
Publisher: James Ward Kirk Publishing
Release Date: December 28, 2013
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20452956-the-squid-whores-of-the-fulton-fish-market
Sheila Hall of Fireside Press
Times are tough in this economy, both above and below the water and our neighbors from the sea have come to America looking for the same opportunities as so many have in the past. Cephalopods in a cellulite world, just trying to earn a living like the rest of us. Is it any wonder that they might find themselves in a line of work that is more tailor made to their unique tentacle titillations? The Squid Whores of the Fulton Fish Market, by Charie D. La Marr, follows such a group. Along with their pimp, Cal Amari, and various other aquatic support, these squids are out to get paid one way or another.
This has to be one of the most unique novellas I have ever had the pleasure of reading. A hard-hitting drama of deprivation and desires in the bizarre lives of squids working the streets of New York. From the downtrodden to the elite, no one is spared the allure of sea and its bounties - not even the detective intent on busting this case wide open. The reader is privy to several sets of POV’s, like many smaller stories all rolled into one grand tale. My personal favorites are the stories of Dee Paulson and Troy. You will understand once you read them.
That being said, this is not a book for the faint of heart. It is grotesquely beautiful in its prose; grabbing your attention and holding on for dear life while the rest of the tentacles rob you blind. La Marr is an astonishing author of the absurd and I look forward to reading more of her work in the future. I recommend this book to anyone that loves a good Bizarro.
Thoughts careening out of control, the squids have taken the wheel. So sit back and relax, Circe and her fellow whores know just what to do.