Book Description

Overlay by Marlayna Glynn Brown

The Indie Book of the Day for 2nd of February, 2013!

Genre: Memoir, Women’s

Overlay is Volume 1 in the Memoirs of Marlayna Glynn Brown trilogy.

Fans of The Glass Castle, The Liar’s Club and Angela’s Ashes will appreciate this extraordinary tale of survival and resilience recorded in spare and convincing prose. Written from a child’s point of view from ages 4 to 17, this tale describes the turbulent childhood of the author in 1970s Las Vegas.

The desert perimeter serves as a hot, dry and dangerous barrier that shuts out the rest of the vibrant world and bleaches away any sense of the joy that colors childhoods. Born into an ongoing cycle of alcoholism and abandonment amidst fallen adults, Marlayna develops a powerful sense of self-preservation in contrast to the people entrusted with her care. Her story explores the personalities of the bizarre characters who populate her life as she moves from home to home, parent to parent, family to family and ultimately to homelessness at the age of fourteen.

Out of the resources of her remarkable childhood emerges an inner strength that will charm and captivate readers and remain in their consciousness long after the last page of her story has been turned.

City of Angeles, Volume 2 in the trilogy, continues the author’s remarkable journey toward self-reinvention.

Big As All Hell And Half Of Texas is the final volume in Marlayna’s trilogy.

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Book Insight

  • File Size: 494 KB
  • Print Length: 341 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1475200358
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007IKDI0Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled

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Marlayna Glynn Brown is a mother of four, author, screenwriter, actress, producer, poet, yogi and photographer. Marlayna was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada but now lives wherever she lays her head.

Marlayna’s latest release, Forty-Something Phoenix: A Travel Memoir, takes readers from Texas to Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Montenegro, Ukraine, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Belgium and finally The Netherlands in a search for self among others.

Her other works include the wildly beloved memoir trilogy: Overlay – A Tale of One Girl’s Life in 1970s Las Vegas, City of Angeles and Big as All Hell and Half of Texas.

Her 2009 short film, People That do Something, is based upon a chapter from Overlay and can be viewed on Youtube.

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