M.E. Roufa’s Debut Novel “The Norma Gene” Hits Bookstores


Advance Praise

“A gorgeous, funny romp along the seam between reality and artifice, fame and obscurity, history and Disney, Roufa has a deft, hilarious touch. This is a wry, gleeful take on the choice between destiny, authenticity, love, and the eternal call of the stovepipe hat.” – Dahlia Lithwick, Senior Editor, Slate

“A perfect gem with terrifically simple and funny twists.” – Josh Kilmer-Purcell, New York Times Bestselling author of “I Am Not Myself These Days” and “The Bucolic Plague”

“An intriguing premise and cerebral writing make The Norma Gene a rollicking good read.” – Kathy Hepinstall, author of “Blue Asylum” and “Sisters of Shiloh”

“Roufa’s characters are both endearing and funny, and she plumbs the premise they’re based on for delightfully zany details.” – Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

M. E. Roufa is an award-winning advertising creative director, whose work has appeared everywhere from the Super Bowl to the sides of shampoo bottles. She lives in New York City. The Norma Gene is her first novel.

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