A Love story set in Paris,
New York, Aspen, Montauk and Palm Beach.
The Urgency of
is the tale of sports
photographer Pete Stanton, who is a hero,
soldier, artist, and above all, a good man in
love with a beautiful woman.
In this enchanting novel, author
Dennis Shields has created a funny, touching,
and complex saga of the twenty-first century
that pays homage to Hemingway, O'Neill, and
Fitzgerald while showing how a man can love a
woman without losing himself.
"The world, as a rule, does not live
on beaches and in country clubs."
F. Scott Fitzgerald
"We value the worthless and think it
---God Went Fishing
"The past is the present, isn't it?
It's the future too."
---Long Day's Journey Into