Bacon Press Books is pleased to announce our next book coming in May -
The Call House: A Washington Novel
by CP Stiles.
To be honest, the reason you can't pick up this great read right now is that we're having a little trouble getting the description right.
Good question. It's set in Washington, DC, in the 1940s. Mostly before World War II. And it's based on real events. There really was a call house. And there really was a war on vice. But somehow calling it a(n) historical novel doesn't feel right because so much of it is invented. Especially the parts about the police and the FBI.
Then It's a Romance?
Sure. Yes. There's romance. But without giving away too much of the story, it's not just a romance. There's also politics.
Can a City Be the Main Character?
An even better question. The story is about a city in transition. It's about how people come to Washington wanting to change the world and end up getting changed in subtle ways. How sometimes lust for power takes the place of sexual desire. And war can turn the whole world inside out.
What is a Call House Anyway?
According to Dictionary.com it’s
1. a house or apartment used by prostitutes for arranging or keeping assignations.
2. a place at which call girls await telephone calls from customers.
That’s kind of what the book is about, too.
Coming soon in paperback and Ebook. Stay tuned.
Pre-order the Ebook due out May 15.
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