Urban, Broadway renewal at odds in Rajiv Kapoor’s new fiction

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‘Lights’ tells tale of former starlet struggling to survive in dystopian Times Square landscape

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A Broadway actress attempts to restore her family’s faith while living in New York City in the new fiction by author Rajiv Kapoor, “Lights: Despair, Faith, and Hope on Broadway” (published by Abbott Press).

Vera is a former Broadway star raising her two young children in a hotel in Times Square. Her life is interwoven with the surrounding environment of decay and urban decadence known as the “armpit of New York”. As she struggles to save her children from the outside world full of vagrants, pimps and drug dealers, Vera’s hopes are reborn when a rejuvenation of Broadway and midtown Manhattan begins. Will Vera and her children be able to rise from the depths of despair and breathe life back into their dreams? Will they find meaning in their lives on the “Great White Way”?

An excerpt from “Lights”:

“A young critic at the New York Herald by the name of Jake Alexander was especially enthusiastic about her performance and gave her great reviews. ‘A new star has been born and Vera’s performance brings alive the desolate life of O’Neil’s young heroine in a natural talent that is so fresh and yet so ageless. (...) Her final scenes will be scorched into the audience’s memories and no one can come away unmoved by her enactment of her character’s moral struggles and lonely despair.’”

“Lights”
By Rajiv Kapoor
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 270 pages | ISBN 9781458215611
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 270 pages | ISBN 9781458215598
E-Book | 270 pages | ISBN 9781458215604
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Rajiv Kapoor has worked all his life in the greater New York area, where he has witnessed firsthand the decay and revival of the city’s midtown over the past decades. He draws inspiration from his struggles to survive in an alien city and his fascination with great theater on Broadway for this novel.

Abbott Press, a division of Writer’s Digest – the oldest and most respected publisher devoted to the education and advancement of writers – is an indie-publishing imprint dedicated to helping writers bring their literary vision to print. Author Solutions, LLC, a leader in indie book publishing, will fulfill publishing, sales, and marketing services for Abbott Press. For more information, or to begin publishing a book today, log on to abbottpress.com or call 866-697-5310.

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