From St. Martin's Press
New York-based author Gemma Burgess will soon release “Brooklyn Girls” (St. Martin’s Griffin; July 2, 2013; Trade Paperback Original), the first novel in a brand new series about five twenty-somethings living in Brooklyn.
Recent graduates Pia, Angie, Julia, Coco and Madeleine share a brownstone in hip, downtown Brooklyn, and together they discover the ups and downs of their “semi-adult” lives.
The first story in the series centers on Pia, who finds herself completely unemployed, unemployable, and broke. With an art history degree and an unfortunate history of inappropriate Facebook photos, she decides to start a food truck business.
Pia takes on the surprisingly cutthroat Brooklyn world of hybrid lettuce growers, artisanal yogurt makers and homemade butter producers to start SkinnyWheels—a pink food truck – all while dealing with heartbreak, parental fury, wild parties, jail, karaoke, and true love. Of course, interspersed with Pia’s narrative are the trials and tribulations of her four roommates.
“Brooklyn Girls” captures the confusion, hilarity and excitement of the post-graduate years against a backdrop of the pressures and chaos of New York City life, with heartfelt empathy, fast humor and sharp honesty.