New Romance Novel Experiments with Form and Style

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Author Tracy Lucca announces the release of ‘July’

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after all, we are our choices

In her new experimental romance novelJuly” (published by iUniverse), author Tracy Lucca tells a story of young love, approaching storytelling through the unique presentation of love letters and other found items from the main characters.

Monica and Peel, both excited to begin their new lives, meet for the first time at college. Despite their differences – Monica was a popular cheerleader in high school, while Peel was a quiet artist and poet with a rebellious streak – their relationship quickly develops into an unexpected and intense love affair. “July” takes readers through the twists and turns of their love, using found love letters, transcripts of interviews and painstaking research.

An excerpt from “July”:

“So you have to go way down to experience this. It’s the dream you don’t want to wake from, the long kiss goodnight. It’s like the way you finally get close enough, and nothing is so very wrong after all. The patience and the smoothing over—that’s what I’m talking about. I’m talking about a love affair and peeking out of the corner of your eye to see if she’s still there.”

Lucca wants readers to enjoy the story of love, loss and the process of reinvention one goes through throughout life, but she also wants them to reflect on their own lives. “I want my readers to feel a deep sense of beauty and power in their choices,” she says. “after all, we are our choices.”

About the Author
Tracy Lucca, is a writer, actress, producer and former councilwoman. She graduated from Rosemont College with a degree in English literature and lives with her husband and two children in southern New Jersey. “July” is her first novel. More information about her upcoming projects can be found at

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