Felipe Guerra 2010

Tarnished Chords

Heavily in debt and struggling to survive on his modest salary, English teacher Manny Rodriguez succumbs to temptation when he spots an ad in his local paper – and signs up with Perfect Company Escorting Agency.

Little does he know what he’s letting himself in for. Propelled into the weird and wacky world of a professional escort, Manny is unprepared for the bold, brazen and downright bizarre nature of some of his clients’ demands.

But when he is hired to escort the gentle, yet emotionally fragile Dr Sasha Harrington, Manny finds himself entering a sophisticated world of culture and spiritual enlightenment. As his relationship with the tortured doctor becomes dangerously unprofessional and his two careers threaten to collide, Manny finds his life spiraling perilously out of control.

Hilarious and poignant in turn, this is the extraordinary yet wholly entertaining novel of one man’s journey of self-discovery – and its devastating consequences.