ORANGE LAUGHTER is a novel that brings together three hard-to-read stories about people who are equally pained --- physically, emotionally and intellectually. The stories bounce back and forth between New York in the '90s, where the former hottie model Tony Pellar now lives in the subway tunnels as his mind recedes, and North Carolina in the '60s, where Mikey and Agatha, Tony's childhood friends, suffer all sorts of awful things. The first novel by Leone Ross to be published in America, ORANGE LAUGHTER is a strange brew of sadness and madness.
Each character narrates their own chapter --- Tony's being the most difficult to read. Written in a pained run-on monolo