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The Icelandic Elsa is not a woman others dare to mess with. When a pregnant supermodel living in New York in the eighties, she throws diamonds at her Russian boyfriend in a rage, with disastrous results. Twenty-five years later Elsa’s daughter Katrin—a shy ballet-dancer—begins to unravel the lies her mother told her. Elsa is now a successful Internet entrepreneur, but a secretive recluse. Katrin’s determination to find out who her real father is, propels the strained mother-daughter relationship into an unpredictable direction. In New York and in Iceland, Katrin’s path intersects with colorful characters, including her unconventional stepfather, an ambitious boyfriend, a ballet diva, her Icelandic grandparents, a threatening ex-con, a restless private detective, a stunning Brit, audacious Uzbeks, and Alexei, the enigmatic diamond tycoon.
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Sella Pals divides her time between USA, her native Iceland and continental Europe, contemplating, writing about and trying to overcome restlessness. PITCHING DIAMONDS marks her first novel. She is currently writing her second novel, TWISTER LOGIC, that takes place in Oklahoma. A sequel to PITCHING DIAMONDS is also planned.
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