Interview Gerard Bianco
Topics of conversation:
- Social Norms
- Sexual overindulgence
- Society's treatment of people with an affliction
- Role of women in society
- The Persona - advantages and disadvantages of a personal belief system
Gerard Bianco is the award-winning author of the mystery/thriller, The Deal Master. His second book, a tragicomedy, is titled: Discipline. It is hot off the press, released February, 2012, and it has already earned the Editor's Choice Award from iUniverse.
New York Theater critic Christoper Kompanek calls the work "Compelling!" and West-coast reviewer Paige Lovitt says, Discipline "truly made me laugh out loud." She goes on to say, it is "quirky, fun and a very unique book to read."
Gerard holds degrees in Studio Art and Creative Writing from The University of Southern Maine. He is Brooklyn, New York born and bred, and now lives in Portland, Maine with Caterina and their two pups.
Compelling-Christopher Kompanek Meet Harold Jenkins, a sexually frustrated man. Essentially isolated in his New York City apartment, he is helpless against the powers that control his every hour. He's stuck in a rut of old habits, and that's making things difficult with Lilly, his less-than-generous lady love. But for Harold, new possibilities arrive in the appearance of a mysterious stranger. He can't quite figure out how to respond to this strange person he finds sniffling on his stove in the middle of the night. Bewildered and confused, Harold is faced with a critical decision: will he succumb to the requirements dictated by the powers that be, or will he take control of his life in the only way he knows how? Harold has no problems taking matters into his own hands-and that's part of the problem. Discipline is a madcap comedy with a sympathetic mix of wit, banter, love, and frustration that flirts with the obsessions that can drive a man to madness.