By Marie-Helene Bertino
A fascinating and staggeringly unique debut novel approximately in the future within the lives of 3 unforgettable characters
Madeleine Altimari is a smart-mouthed, rebellious nine-year-old who additionally occurs to be an aspiring jazz singer. nonetheless mourning the new dying of her mom, and taking good care of her grief-stricken father, she doesn't detect that at the eve of Christmas Eve she is set to have the main impressive day--and night--of her existence. After bravely dealing with down mean-spirited classmates and rejection in class, Madeleine doggedly searches for Philadelphia's mythical jazz membership The Cat's Pajamas, the place she's made up our minds to make her on-stage debut. at the comparable day, her 5th grade instructor Sarina Greene, who's simply moved again to Philly after a divorce, is nervously watching for a cocktail party that would reunite her with an outdated highschool overwhelm, afraid to pray that sparks may perhaps fly back. And throughout city on the Cat's Pajamas, membership proprietor Lorca discovers that his loved hang-out can have to shut without end, until anyone can give you the chance to speedy bring up the $30,000 that might store it.
As those 3 misplaced souls look for love, track and wish at the snow-covered streets of Philadelphia, jointly they'll become aware of life's unending percentages over the process one magical evening. A vivacious, fascinating and relocating debut, 2 A.M. on the Cat's Pajamas will trap your middle and feature you giggling out loud.
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2 A.M. at the Cat's Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino