Secrets of the Opry
Secrets of the Opry is a southern fried novel about Nana Dara, a woman who starts out as a lonely slop cook in Sugar Land Prison, where she befriends legendary blues singer Lead Belly, but ends up the matriach of a family of Texas misfits. Along the way Nana Dara becomes a psychic, Uncle Frankie (formerly Francine) finds himself a penis, and Miss Debbie finally gets some corn nuts.
Secrets of the Opry is about the damage secrets can cause and the power that comes once they are released and you feel free to be exactly who you are, god damnit.
In 1918, on the gas-lamp lit streets of New York, Barth, a blood-hungry transvestite with an angelic face, hunts down his latest victim, Angela, a young empath who has stumbled across a picture of a fetus that was stolen from Barth.
Angela is so overwhelmed by her ability to sense others’ emotions that she rarely leaves the house. But in order to protect herself and her one friend from Barth’s brutal and destructive path, Angela must use her abilities to find him and stop him from killing everyone in his way to retrieve his treasured fetus.
In 1969, inspired by the radical writings of real-life French revolutionary and dedicated wine drinker Guy Debord, 27-year-old student, stripper, and fetishist Nanette drops everything and flies to Paris. Once there, she finds work as a dominatrix and love with a new client, Guy Debord.
The passion between Nanette and Guy grows in the vibrant scene of late 1960s Paris, where he rants and rallies, and she – an Amazonian Brigitte Bardot – cinches her waist and drinks vermouth in smoky cafés. But as the graffiti from the May 1968 Student and Worker Riots is being washed off the buildings, their mismatched compulsions – his revolutionary dogma and her growing heroin addiction – threaten to destroy them.