Meet Paul Acampora, author of Confusion is Nothing, on July 10th from 6:30pm-8:30pm.
Confusion is Nothing
Fourteen-year-old Ellie’s mother left when she was a baby. After Ellie finds out she has died, she is eager to learn about the parent she will now never meet. Unfortunately, her father, who is still angry that Ellie’s mother abandoned the family, is not interested in sharing information or memories, so Ellie turns to the colorful cast of characters around her for help. Before her death, Ellie’s mom had sent her a box of mementos that offer some clues. Now, Ellie learns that her mother was in an ’80s tribute band called Cyndi Lauper’s Not Dead and that they will be playing in town. Ellie’s quest to determine who her mother really was, helped along by those who knew her, reads like a light mystery and drives the story forward. Yet it’s the dry wit of Acampora’s characters—including Ellie’s principal, the wise and wisecracking Sister Stephanie—and the love of ’80s music permeating every scene that give this story its rhythm and soul