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Nirvana Bites is an irreverent look at alternative living, set in the housing co-ops and S&M clubs of South London. When Jen goes for a job at the BBC, she gets more than she bargains for when she recognizes her potential boss as "Stapled Stan"—a man with a serious bondage problem. It seems that she is not the only one who knows his secret identity and soon Stan enlists her as a private investigator and protector. As she sets out on a quest to find and confront his blackmailers, Stan is concealed within Jen's homely community of anti-capitalist social misfits and New Age hippies. As the threats grow more serious and Jen's friends start to suffer, it becomes clear that an inconspicuous aquatic shop, Koi Korner, is hiding some dark secrets. Can Jen expose the perpetrators? Will life ever be the same again?
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Debi Alper lives in South London. This is her first novel.Review:
We gave NIRVANA BITES a press date of 19 June, and had a great launch party at the Crow-on-the-Hill Bookshop in Crystal Palace on 12 June (mentioned in the BOOKSELLER on 1 August). They managed to sell over 40 books! Debi also dida Vox 'n' Roll reading at the Mini Bar, Highbury Corner, on Wednesday 25 June, which went very well. Press interviews:My Stop... feature in METRO (23.6.03)BIG ISSUE (30.6.03)'My South London' feature in PULSE (SOUTH LONDON PRESS, 4.7.03, and LEWISHAM MERCURY, 9.7.03) She has written:1,000 word piece for CRIME TIME (to run in the September issue).'Celebrity Critique' in WRITING MAGAZINE (Aug-Sept. issue) Stock signings:Watestones (Piccadilly), Books Etc (Piccadilly), Hatcards, Borders (Charing Cross Road), Blackwells (Charing Cross Road), Borders (Oxford Street), Waterstones (Margaret Street), Books Etc (Oxford Street) and Selfridges. 'Alper...writes with panache and affection about the alternative worlds of co-operative living, new agers and fetishists. She'svery funny...[and] delivers a very entertaining read. A fresh voice we should hear more from.'Cath Staincliffe. MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS (28.6.03) 'Bursting with energy, NIRVANA BITES is a brilliantly observed comic triumph, and heralds the arrival of a highly individual and hilarious new voice.'TANGLED WEB'Gripping stuff.'SKYTEXT There has also been a preview in the debut section of PUBLISHING NEWS and a mention in the MIRROR.
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