With Point Dume, Katie Arnoldi has produced her most remarkable novel to date-bringing to life subjects she knows well-the death of surf culture, human trafficking, the Mexican drug cartel, illegal pot farms on public lands, environmental devastation, and obsessive love. A fast moving page-turner, with insights that Arnoldi has gleaned from years of on-the-ground research, this is a timely novel that seems timeless.
Katie Arnoldi’s critically acclaimed debut novel Chemical Pink launched her onto the bestseller lists and so burrowed itself into the public’s consciousness that its title was the answer to a double Jeopardy question. Now, seven years later, her second novel, The Wentworths , arrives, delivering a fascinating, erotic, dark, and savagely funny page-turner that will both satiate her fans and appeal to new readers of all stripes.
Arnoldi’s searing portrait of a wealthy Westside, Los Angeles, family, is a true binge read–boldly dramatizing the disfunctionality of the modern American family. Comic and horrifying, sadistic and hilarious, tragic and funny all at the same time, The Wentworths is a shocking yet redemptive tale that will have fans cheering.
Set in the world of female bodybuilding, Chemical Pink is a story of obsession and the consequences of going too far to achieve your goals.
Amateur bodybuilder Aurora Johnson is vacationing in sunny California. While working out at the gym, she meets Charles Worthington, a wealthy eccentric with a passion for up-and-coming bodybuilders, a passion that surpasses the sport and veers towards the kinky. Aurora, thrilled to have found a “sponsor,” willingly surrenders her life to Charles. Under his tutelage, she begins an intense training program—regular workouts with a trainer, special high protein meals, and even muscle-enhancing drugs—all the while putting up with Charles’ sexual games.
Together they watch her body grow and change into the champion that they envisioned from the start, and Aurora tells herself that her loss of independence and control is a small price to pay for glory—but is this price too high?
Chemical Pink is a fast moving page-turner, a mesmerizing portrait of two obsessed personalities and the perverse relationship that draws them together.