PURGATORY is a compelling, character driven satire about the professional and personal lives of the waiters at Pierre's custom catering. Inspired by real people and events, their improper pastimes, human foibles, and hopes and dreams are explored as their search for love, success and happiness leads them down some twisted and surprising roads. Taking place over four days, it culminates the night of the company party - an unforgettable night full of shocking twists and sizzling romps, as their dirty little secrets get exposed and explored...
The setting is New York City. The employees are hard working servers, white and black, Hispanic and Asian. There's a talented singer in a trap of her own making (the particulars of which she is not yet fully aware). A man approaching middle age, still playing the player. A yoga instructor whose teaching skills she later finds go well beyond yoga. The bitter Irish painter - this one enjoys wielding power. Two seemingly common men ruled by their uncommon desires. Actors, yes of course. And a young girl looking for love, when what she really needs is sanctuary. Follow them on their sizzling story of self-discovery.
How this book came to be written:
When Candy had to leave her music behind, she found herself adrift, not knowing how or what to do. Her focus, her life had always been about music. Still in shock over the accident that took her voice (leaving her with a condition called stylohyoid complex syndrome) but needing to put food on the table, she ended up in the world of catering as a server. After awhile, her mental fog and depression lifted. She started to look at - and take note of the people around her in this underbelly of the restaurant world. Fascinated by their lives and stories, all she could think was: "If this were a book or movie - no one would believe it". The idea haunted her until she wrote PURGATORY.
PURGATORY is also available as a screenplay.