Perverse Wonderland is a playful dark comedy and a romantic adventure tale for anyone who has ever loved and lost or loved and found again. Jennifer Harrison's debut novel gives a voice to the type of women who instead of waiting to be saved can only rescue themselves. When our American heroine is abandoned by her English "gentleman" in a strange land of Pimm's and Jack the Ripper slumlords the fairy tale is turned on its head after kissing Prince Charming turns him into an "arse." This novel will have you swiftly flipping pages to keep up with the ongoing conflicts between our irreverent redhead's heart mind and libido as she interacts with a memorable cast of characters including the romantic Irish poet the Jewish American Princess and the bizarre Russian painter. With its appeal to strong women and the men who love them (and sometimes leave them) Perverse Wonderland is for fans of an culture-clashing American Bridget Jones or a modern bawdy Sex and the City set in Lewis Carroll's fantastical wonderland of Oxford. If you have ever wondered how to repair your own heart in the aftermath of a break-up... If you have ever struggled with trusting yourself to love... If you have more than once wished your former love might live to regret... Perverse Wonderland will resonate deeply.
Jennifer Harrison was raised in Tennessee educated at the University of Tennessee and recently moved from Los Angeles to the San Francisco Bay Area. She researches and writes grant proposals for nonprofit foundations and has worked as an editor for university professors lawyers journalists and writers of fiction and nonfiction. She also has extensive experience in the entertainment industry working with musicians actors attorneys and talent managers. Ms. Harrison's first book was a memoir about the culture of a small Southern town in the 1950s and 1960s and her family's relationship with neighbor Elvis Presley. Perverse Wonderland is her first novel.