Authors' Pages:  Gerald Spencer and Marcela Basteri
Book Synopsis: Marcela
John heard his friend's mother ask for
help. On hearing his mother, the friend
said: "Oh woman, what do you have to
do with me?" Mark agrees with him, he
heard their friend talk about the
crowds that came to hear him, "Here
are my mother and my brothers.
Whoever does what I want is my
brother and my sister and mother."
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While many of the events, places, and characters portrayed in these books
are factual and a matter of public record, the conversations held between
the historical/public figures and the fictional characters are completely has
been taken with context and motivation.

fabricated. Wherever possible, the authors have attempted to use actual
phrases of the speaker and to keep to the known facts, but literary license
has been taken with context and motivation.

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The Romeo and Juliet Chronicles, Part 8: Marcela.

Synopsis. Copyright 2006 Gerald Spencer and Marcela Basteri, all rights reserved. 600 pages.*

A mother disappears after abandoning her teenage son and his two younger brothers to her husband. The husband
dies a few years later, broken, alone, fired as manager and estranged by his musical prodigy son, but the mother does
not appear to claim her children. World press alleges the man died from pneumonia following a heart attack, the
conditions complicated by AIDS, others know the real truth. The mother is in hiding.The oldest son, now acting
mother and father to his young brothers, sets out on a fruitless search for their mother. They are fearful, also, that the
hit man the father may have hired, before he died, perhaps was successful.Four years later, the entertainment prodigy
has fathers coming out of the woodwork like cast members in an ABBA musical. Is the man who raised him, taught
him music, his father? Is the man who claims to have met his mother in a park, the man who wants DNA testing, his
real father? The man insults him, saying, "Even a dog deserves a name." Is it the shadowy figure who stands a few
feet from him at the dedication of his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? The man who stood in front of him at the
press conference after, the man who bolsters the entertainer's world wide exposure and appeal?

Already depressed by her lost dreams, frightened by the words and efforts of an unwanted suitor, she contacts the
man to whom she was wed for a brief time. He was used, just like her and the man who raised her son, but he agrees
to attempt a reconciliation to give parental support and love in her absence. After several years, she contacts him
again. She sends him a note with a bundle of papers wrapped in an old t-shirt and shorts. The note says simply,
"Write your book, Spencer. Love, Marcela." If there were attempts to have her killed, they failed in previous years.
Successful efforts by friends kept her hidden, safe. Now that she emerges, to live life anew and on her own terms, the
hired killers begin to move once again. Tragedy forces the hand of an established, distinguished, family to come to her
aid and end years of emptiness and despair once and for all.

Marcela is herstory, based on information she passed to her first husband. Marcela covers events in the year prior to
her first child's birth in 1970 into the new millennium when she arrives in Milan Italy, to stay, thirty one years after
conceiving her son in that same city.

All works copyrighted, Marcela Basteri and Gerald Spencer 2001 - 2006 all rights reserved.