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Laugh, Clown Laugh
by Penny N. Haavig

Overview


Violet Pearl Moretti manages to suppress the battle within her heart for years by wearing the faces of different characters, starting with the vaudeville stage. Brooklyn, New York of the 1930's sets the stage for the first few chapters of this historical novel. Her mother dies of a tragic death when Violet is at the age of thirteen but she manages to suppress her sorrow and fear by being the class clown. Her outgoing personality is a cover-up for the insecurity she feels inside. She dreams of being a Prima Ballerina instead of the character who wears a dazzling, colorful wig, red nose and a oversized polka dot dress. Violet's father, Berto yearns to see his daughter star on the big stages of Broadway. Our Violet wants to go to the show and not be in it. A history of mental illness and a invisible spirit constantly nip at her heels to try to bring her down. Will Violet Pearl find peace and happiness before tragedy strikes again?
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Description


Violet Pearl Moretti is the woman behind the mask. She hears an eerie voice from nowhere. It speaks to her alone. Why won't it leave her alone? Violet's colorful life weaves in and out of three decades starting with crazy acts on the vaudeville stage set in Brooklyn, New York. It's a flight from emotional issues that plague her psyche. Her scantily dressed mother wakes her up in the middle of the night, with little sister dangling in their mother's arms. She drags them out into the frigid, dark night. What's a twelve year-old-girl to do? The mask is plastered on Violet's face so nobody can see the utter turmoil in her heart. Things start to unravel when her ultimate dream is shattered. The pitfalls of dating initiate more jolts to the depths of her soul. Then, a fascinating love story begins when her knight without the shining armor dances into Violet's life. She's terrified to let her emotional issues escape. Tensions, frustrations and temptations of all kinds mount up in her adult life. She's an outward success but an inward failure. Violet's miserably depressed when the lingering darkness of night settles around her. Who is she really? This book is based on a true story, about the author's mother. 

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About the author


Penny Haavig grew up in New York but currently resides in Minnesota, where she enjoys spending time with her husband, Tom, and riding her horse Kammy. She also volunteers at Alomere Hospital and does intake at Love, Inc., an organization that helps people with emotional and physical needs. Penny can be found clowning around as Dancing Dot or leading The Sonshine Club at Alexandria Covenant Church. She can be reached at pennynhaavig.com
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Book details

Genre:FICTION

Subgenre:Historical

Language:English

Pages:390

Format:Paperback

eBook ISBN:9781543940336

Paperback ISBN:9781543940329


Overview


Violet Pearl Moretti manages to suppress the battle within her heart for years by wearing the faces of different characters, starting with the vaudeville stage. Brooklyn, New York of the 1930's sets the stage for the first few chapters of this historical novel. Her mother dies of a tragic death when Violet is at the age of thirteen but she manages to suppress her sorrow and fear by being the class clown. Her outgoing personality is a cover-up for the insecurity she feels inside. She dreams of being a Prima Ballerina instead of the character who wears a dazzling, colorful wig, red nose and a oversized polka dot dress. Violet's father, Berto yearns to see his daughter star on the big stages of Broadway. Our Violet wants to go to the show and not be in it. A history of mental illness and a invisible spirit constantly nip at her heels to try to bring her down. Will Violet Pearl find peace and happiness before tragedy strikes again?

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Description


Violet Pearl Moretti is the woman behind the mask. She hears an eerie voice from nowhere. It speaks to her alone. Why won't it leave her alone? Violet's colorful life weaves in and out of three decades starting with crazy acts on the vaudeville stage set in Brooklyn, New York. It's a flight from emotional issues that plague her psyche. Her scantily dressed mother wakes her up in the middle of the night, with little sister dangling in their mother's arms. She drags them out into the frigid, dark night. What's a twelve year-old-girl to do? The mask is plastered on Violet's face so nobody can see the utter turmoil in her heart. Things start to unravel when her ultimate dream is shattered. The pitfalls of dating initiate more jolts to the depths of her soul. Then, a fascinating love story begins when her knight without the shining armor dances into Violet's life. She's terrified to let her emotional issues escape. Tensions, frustrations and temptations of all kinds mount up in her adult life. She's an outward success but an inward failure. Violet's miserably depressed when the lingering darkness of night settles around her. Who is she really? This book is based on a true story, about the author's mother. 

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About the author


Penny Haavig grew up in New York but currently resides in Minnesota, where she enjoys spending time with her husband, Tom, and riding her horse Kammy. She also volunteers at Alomere Hospital and does intake at Love, Inc., an organization that helps people with emotional and physical needs. Penny can be found clowning around as Dancing Dot or leading The Sonshine Club at Alexandria Covenant Church. She can be reached at pennynhaavig.com
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