Alluvium Books is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of THEN THERE WAS LARRY, a memoir by Marie Estorge. Marie is the bestselling author of Storkbites: A Memoir and Confessions of a Bipolar Mardi Gras Queen (penned under Marie Etienne). THEN THERE WAS LARRY is a real-life cautionary tale of deception and scandal. Marie offers a unique and razor-sharp look at duplicity and betrayal among friends and lovers in her newest memoir.
Dating is an iffy business at best. Being set up by a close friend usually offers some reassurance, but what happens when this close friend and boyfriend are not who they claim to be?
Headlines about the arrest of a well-regarded community member for charges of child pornography and abuse are disturbing in the collective sense. When the person charged and sentenced to 15 years turns out to be a man you’ve dated, the blow is sharp and personal. The questions and shock, the shame, reverberate at length. Infused with empathy, insight, and humor, Then There Was Larry is an exploration of how well do we really know anyone? How can we trust that people are who they seem? As this quirky yet disturbing chronicle of a woman unraveling the layers of frayed friendships and a scandal from the past is revealed, the previously dismissed red flags reveal darker secrets.
Praise for THEN THERE WAS LARRY:
In THEN THERE WAS LARRY, Marie Estorge delves unapologetically into the universal themes of love and betrayal with the keen eye of a surgeon’s scalpel; dissecting, slicing, juxtaposing the truth against the backdrop of loyalty, friendships, and the unconscionable versus the forgivable. Sit down. Strap yourselves in. Enjoy the ride. ~ Regina Louise, author of Someone Has Led This Child to Believe
It’s cliché but I truly couldn’t put THEN THERE WAS LARRY down. It manages to be dark and funny at the same time. It’s premise, the narrator’s unsuspecting relationship with a convicted sex offender, adds a new dimension to the #MeToo movement conversation. ~ Christine S. O’Brien, author of Crave: A Memoir of Food and Longing
Then There Was Larry is an eye-opening cautionary tale for women everywhere. Marie Estorge’s story is not an unusual one when it comes to sexual predators as there are thousands who are victimized each year. Marie Estorge shares her story with self-effacing humor and stark honesty. I connected with Marie, nodding my head in agreement the further I delved into this memoir. ~ N. N. Light
In July 2020, Marie Estorge released her debut novel, IN THE MIDDLE OF OTHERWISE, under the imprint Alluvium Books. Her essays and writing have appeared in the SF Chronicle, Diablo Magazine, East Bay Times and other publications.