Diego Kent’s writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine and The New York Observer. His work has been featured at the Canadian International Annual Film Festival and the New York International Fringe Festival.
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Rio Los Angeles
Released: September 2022
After making money and a bad end, Judah Goodwin is drawn to work by the sea. The intrepid rover washes ashore on an island far off the coast of Maine that is reeling from the pandemic-driven blights of death and economic ruin. Lee Miranda, whose broken dreams fuel resolve, enlists Goodwin’s aid to save the community she leads.
Rio Los Angeles is a kinetic story of chance renounced and challenges met, limned with action and suspense. Larceny makes landfall, murder rides the waves, and reckoning from a fateful encounter is due. Along the way Judah and Lee must choose between pressures and passions in their attempts to make duty and devotion scan.
“In this debut novel, a world traveler visits an island off the U.S. coast and mingles in good—as well as dangerous—company…Many of the details…give the narrative color…This is moreover indicative of the author’s sharp prose. Scenes at sea are particularly strong…moments pack a punch…potential romance between Judah and Lee is sublimely understated…engrossing tale of a tightknit community’s strength.” —Kirkus Reviews