Swish: Maria In The Mourning, By Pamela Palmer Mutino

//Swish: Maria In The Mourning, By Pamela Palmer Mutino

Swish: Maria In The Mourning, By Pamela Palmer Mutino

Question: Who is the intended audience?
Answer: 14 years old and up.

Q: What is the book about?
A: Swish: Maria in the Mourning is a non-fiction narrative which chronicles a mother’s process of mourning after losing her only child, the beautiful and charismatic Maria to a heroin overdose at 23.

Q: Why are you the best person to write this book?
A: As a playwright I have produced six plays, and produced 3 plays for children. I have published poetry and won awards for my writing; in addition to teaching writing for twenty-five years, I have a B.A. in Literature and Theater (magna cum laude) and a M.A.T. in Secondary English Education both from Manhattanville College. After losing my only child to heroin, I needed to write a book that would appeal to everyone.

Q: How is this book different from other books on this topic?
A: Swish transcends the subject of addiction and captures the essence of a life lost, and every range of emotion that parenting, relationships, loving, losing and moving on can explore. Not a biography, the experience is told from the mother’s point of view, then shifts to the voice of Maria through her letters and journal entries during her addiction.

Q: Is there anything else we should know about this book?
A: This book has a performance version: Swish: Maria in the Mourning: The Monologues, which has received stellar reviews as a theatrical success, and after three performances, continues to journey to many more stages.

Swish: Maria in the Mourning
Outskirts Press

By |2016-11-28T23:38:31+00:00October 15th, 2008|Book Reviews|3 Comments

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  1. Buy essay October 15, 2008 at 4:16 am - Reply

    This book really sounds unique and a concept completely out of this world. I hope that everyone would like this book and one day surely a movie will be made on this story.

  2. Pamela Palmer Mutino October 15, 2008 at 10:26 am - Reply

    “Swish: Maria in the Mourning,” author: Pamela Palmer Mutino, has thirty-three FIVE STAR reviews on Amazon and Barnes and Noble combined.
    The publisher is Outskirts Press, and the book can be purchased at Borders, or online through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Ingram, Target, etc.

  3. Betty Dravis October 15, 2008 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    This sounds like a very timely, interesting book. I wish the author great success.

    Betty Dravis

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