Aid an indie writer #9 – Polly! by Stephen Goldin


GENRE: Satire/humor/fantasy


PEN-NAME: Stephen Goldin


“Blasphemous…highly offensive”–and VERY funny.

Herodotus Shapiro has had an unbelievably bad week. His wife left him. The IRS is after him for thousands of dollars. His home/bookstore burned down. On his way to take refuge at his brother’s place he got a speeding ticket. And now his car has broken down in the middle of the desert in front of a large mansion. What more can go wrong?

But now his world takes a turn for the weird. The mansion has a snowman on the front lawn–in the desert in July. The house, which is bigger on the inside than on the outside, is owned by Polly, the most preternaturally beautiful young woman he’s ever met. Polly is an acrobat, a gourmet chef, a psychologist, an international financial consultant, a physicist and a woman of who-knows how many other incredible talents. She has an unbelievable library, an art collection of all the world’s great masterpieces and a print of a previously unknown Marx Brothers film. Her toilet paper is actually silk.

And she seems to have some mysterious plans for him….



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All hands on Decalogue! A protagonist readers will find it easy to identify and empathize with, a classic journey story told with wit, wisdom and deceptive ease, and the most interesting guest star ever–what’s not to like, here? Perhaps writers who attempt a book like Polly! wanna crack or two across the face for their audacity (to parrot conventional wisdom)–but not if they can manage to pull it off this entertainingly.”

–Spider Robinson, co-author of Variable Star by Robert A. Heinlein and Spider Robinson






Writer, dreamer, pantser.

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4 comments on “Aid an indie writer #9 – Polly! by Stephen Goldin
  1. Thank you, Saffina! This is a wonderful service you’re providing for the literary community.

  2. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Saffina Desforges, Stephen Goldin. Stephen Goldin said: Saffina Desforges' blog spotlights Polly!… […]

  3. And, on top of this wonderful notice, Polly! just received a great review at Excuse me for bragging, but I feel I’ve earned the right.

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