BOSTON, MA – Berkley College of Music sophomore and Paris, France native, Alessandra Zagame celebrates her debut novel, H.O.M.E. a mystery thriller inspired by an abandoned house in her present hometown in Boylston.
H.O.M.E. tells the story of Diana, a 37-year-old housewife who feels as if her life has no purpose. When she is granted a second chance at a mysterious house called H.O.M.E, she leaps at the opportunity to start her life over.
However, there is a catch, the cost to get in. The moment Diana opens the door to this new world, she finds herself trapped in her seven-year-old body inside a home full of beauty and wonder accompanied by other children.
The haven Diana has come to know as her new home turns upside-down when a death occurs within the household. Fate intertwines, friendships crumble, and what was once a paradise can only be described as hell on earth.
Zagame explains her intrigue with the empty house which inspired her to write H.O.M.E.
"My inspiration really came from a mixture of imagination and the love of spooky settings." Zagame said. "I definitely believe things and people are not as they appear, just as I know that everyone deserves a second chance. Those things combined made a story in my mind. What if people needed a reset button, a second chance, a re-do of their lives? Where would they go? So that is how H.O.M.E. was born."
Zagame teamed up with I.W.A. Publishing Services to publish her manuscript.
She hopes that her readers will get a good story out of H.O.M.E. as well as learn something about the consequences of escaping responsibility.
After Zagame graduates, she hopes to make a career from her vocal performance singing, composing, or possibly snagging a recording contract. For now, juggling school studies and getting her book published will have to do.
H.O.M.E. is now available on Amazon. The book premiere will be celebrated at Tatnuck Booksellers and Cafe in The Westborough Shopping Center, 18 Lyman Street, Westborough, Saturday, October 12, 1 pm -2:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
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