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Montebello, NY, United States, 2006/09/22 - In Barbara Quinn's zany new novel, 36C, curvy Tressa Connell is stuck in a dead-end job at a Manhattan boutique selling lingerie to rail-thin women. Can she find the perfect fit in life and love? - TheRoseandThornEzine.com.
Barbara Quinn's latest novel, 36C, is a curvy cure-all, a funny and heartwarming romp through the lingerie racks. Oh, for a life as full as your figure! Curvy Tressa Connell dreams of finding the right fellow, of putting her graphics art degree to work, and of traveling to Venice. Instead, she's stuck in a dead-end job selling lingerie to rail-thin women who prowl the high-end Manhattan boutique where she works. Hounded by a helmet-haired boss, befriended by a troubled Latina makeup artist, and wooed by a Jewish cop, Tressa also dreams that she has a giant grandfather clock strapped to her back, a bushel of eggs in her arms, and her mother cracking a Pampers whip over her head. Tressa navigates the "seamy" underworld of undergarments and struggles with the interfaith divide of her new romance. Can she find a perfect fit?
Published by DiskUs Publishing online.
On National Underwear Day each year unmentionables are literally on parade in Times Square where models in undies hand out various items of lingerie. People are fascinated by the subject. 36C is a fantastical look inside the world of lingerie selling.
Barbara Quinn is the Publisher and Managing Editor of the award winning Rose & Thorn Ezine. This is her third novel.
The Rose & Thorn (theroseandthornezine.com) finished in the top ten for Fiction, Poetry, Cover Art with Barbara Quinn as Editor in the 2003 Preditors & Editors Readers Poll. The zine was named one of Writer's Digest's top five "Internet Envy" fiction publications for 2002, and as one of Writer's Digest's 101 Best Websites for Writers for 2003 and 2004. It receives approximately 300,000 page views per month.
Barbara Quinn's short stories have appeared in print and online magazines and journals, including Muse Apprentice Guild, The Ledge and laZer. She practiced law for ten years in New York and was a Features Editor for Strictly Scarsdale, a reporter for The Scarsdale Inquirer, and for a time wrote a legal column for laymen for a local paper. She also penned an online column, Travels With Duct Tape.