Morry Sonen is a psychotherapist from Portland, Maine. After a terrifying session with a psychopathic patient, Morry`s impulsive personality propels him into a strange odyssey in the dark underworld of 1990s Manhattan.On this journey, he indulges in his addictions – food, love and sex – and of course, Manhattan itself. He sets out knowing little about his own dark side, but soon embraces it all.Moving ever closer to danger, he meets Pauline, a refined prostitute, Jean-Claude, a lovable and flamboyant celebrity restaurateur, and Nancy, a mistress of the subterranean world of S & M.Even the lion at Central Park Zoo understands more about Morry than he does. Closing in on his inner darkness, Morry flies high above it all… but as with Icarus, is descent inevitable?
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Ralph Zieff is a retired mental health professional with 48 years of practice behind him, and now living in a Maine retirement community. He began writing in his mid-seventies with “Reaching For The Stars”, an autobiographical account of his many years as an autograph seeker. His second book is “Chasing Darkness”, a thriller novel about “love and evil”. He is currently writing a book about racism in America, and plans to follow it with a novel about severe spousal abuse.
He is the father of three (all with health care professions) and seven grandchildren ranging in age from eight to eighteen, He attended Harvard in the Timothy Leary and Baba Ram Das years, which helped shape him into the free-thinking and slightly idiosyncratic person he is today. His great loves these days, besides writing and eating, are the Boston Red Sox, hard bop jazz, reggae, and Broadway musicals.