New York, NY (PressExposure) May 27, 2013 -- BottletreeBooks LLC has published The Divine Dantes: Squirt Guns in Hades by award-winning author Andrew Barger that follows the characters of The Inferno through a mess-up modern world.
Eddie is a frustrated twenty-something rocker who is heartbroken after his girlfriend, Bea, left for Venice. This not only ended their relationship, but also their two-person rock band. Eddie's so down and out he has taken to dressing up in a bunny costume and waving to traffic in front of a travel agency to make ends meet. At Bea's request, Virgil--their erstwhile manager-cum-travel-agent--guides Eddie to Europe to meet her once again without him being in on the secret. Will Eddie get (back) his girl, settle on a name for the band, and rid himself of the bunny costume chaffing?
Sample Reviews: "[A] lively and good-natured work with a great deal of humor and wordplay . . .." --Publisher's Weekly Reviewer "[R]eminds me a little of the fun I find in Carl Hiaasen or Christopher Moore, but he definitely has his own vibe . . . ." --Breakthrough Novel Award Expert Reviewer
About the Trilogy: The Divine Dantes is a trilogy of literary-comedic--rock--love story novels paralleling The Inferno, The Purgatorio, and The Paradiso of Dante Alighieri's classic poem. In it the characters of The Divine Comedy are brought to life in modern times.
About the Author: Andrew Barger is the award-winning author of Coffee with Poe: A Novel of Edgar Allan Poe's Life and a short story collection, Mailboxes - Mansions - Memphistopheles: A Collection of Dark Tales. He is the editor of a number of award-winning anthologies that focus on the first half of the nineteenth century, including 6a66le: The Best Horror Short Stories 1800-1849 and BlooDeath: The Best Vampire Stories 1800-1849. He would like to start a band if only he could settle on a name for it. Please visit him at AndrewBarger.com and at his blog: AndrewBarger.Blogspot.com. Friend him on Facebook: Facebook.com/AuthorAndrewBarger or on GoodReads.
I admit it. I am the one to blame for a trilogy called THE DIVINE DANTES that follows the characters of "The Divine Comedy" through a messed-up modern world. It's rock-n-roll. It's laugh-out-loud funny. It's the most unique love story you've ever read. Think "The Divine Comedy" meets "The Catcher in the Rye" on a smoky lawn at a rock concert.
Book I (Squirt Guns in Hades) is the OTHER modern book about The Inferno. A Publisher's Weekly Reviewer calls it "[A] lively and good-natured work with a great deal of humor and wordplay . . .." While an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Expert says