Book Excellence Award 2022 Category: Performing Arts Film, Theatre, Dance, Music)

A season in lights: a novel in 3 acts

A season in lights: a novel in 3 acts

Gregory Erich Philips

Gregory Erich Philips


SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, USA, May 30, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Released and published by Lucid House Publishing.

The book is available worldwide in paperback and ebook.

A Season In Lights: A Novel in 3 Acts won the 2022 Book Award of Excellence in the Performing Arts (Film, Theatre, Dance, Music) category.

Passion, ambition and escape.

In the colorful artistic underworld of Broadway, Cammie, a dancer in her thirties, has just landed her first role in a show since arriving in New York. Yet the tug of family obligation and the guilt of what she sacrificed to be there weighs down her dancing feet. Her lover, Tom, an older pianist, came to town as a young man in the 1980s with a story oddly in line with Cammie’s. Through their triumphs and failures, both learn the fleeting nature of fame, the sweetness of new love, and how a dream come true isn’t cherished until it passes. Bright stage lights intoxicate, while degradation and despair lurk behind the curtain. Their sagas are marked by two pandemics, AIDS in the 1980s and COVID-19 today, which have ravaged the performing arts community, leaving a permanent scar on those who lived through them. The poignant intersection of their stories reveals a love story independent of time, spanning decades through the notes of a piano song that is remembered.

This remarkable literary novel is the first to address the devastating impact the pandemic has had on performers in New York City. In this fascinating book, Gregory Erich Phillips, an award-winning author, tackles hot topics such as racial prejudice and prejudice against the LGBT community, interracial romance, drug and alcohol addiction, depression, as well as struggles classics like sibling rivalry and family drama.

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Applause for A Season in Lights by Gregory Eric Phillips: A Novel in Three Acts

“A Season in Lights by Gregory Erich Phillips is a heartfelt and moving love letter to New York City and its artistic community.” —Geoffrey Owens actor and director

“Luring us into the glitz and glamor of New York’s creative scene and examining the harsh reality beneath the glare, Phillips appeals to all the senses while reminding us that no matter what happens in life , the show must go on, especially for those who dare to dream. Fancy a sensual yet poignant lovemaking behind the curtain? This book delivers.” —Julie Cantrell New York Times and USA TODAY, bestselling author of Perennials

“Written by a true creative, A Season in Lights paints a moving picture of artists, dancers and musicians. Gregory Erich Phillips weaves together the heartaches and strokes of luck of two main characters, Tom and Cammie, and their friends and families. The vignettes culminate with the impact of the coronavirus on NYC and end with a surprisingly tender and uplifting finale. —Carole Van Den Hende

Coming from a prolific literary family, Gregory Erich Phillips tells ambitious stories through strong, relatable characters that transcend time and space. Her debut novel, Love of Finished Years, won the grand prize at the prestigious international Chanticleer Reviews writing competition. Her second novel, The Exile, won first prize in the Pacific Northwest Writers Association’s literary competition. Gregory is also an accomplished dancer and musician who has performed on stages in New York, San Francisco and Seattle, Washington, where he lives.

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