Punch and Juliette make a pack to live a wild life in Key West for a year, creating scenes to use in his novel with the climax a legendary suicide during Fantasy Fest. But the money runs out early, and their escapades, such as the break-in at Hemingway House and robbing gourmet restaurants for carry-outs take a serious turn. Bohemian atmosphere, a sex-maniac Yorkie, and a Key West witch add magic to the romp as the young woman and her alcoholic African-American-Italian boyfriend try to outsmart fate in this unusual coming of age novel. Bonnie and Clyde/ Romeo and Juliet on a motorcycle, the meaning of love explored at Coral Castle, graphic sex and violence—all in high gear.
Praise for Voluntary Madness
“Not just good, it’s outstanding. . . Part love story, part noir thriller, part erotica, Voluntary Madness is that rare creature, a book you don’t want to finish.”
— Time Out, London
“For a writer as fierce as Vicki Hendricks, Voluntary Madness is a walk on the tender side of life. . . A bittersweet ending is in the cards, but the ride is exhilarating and endearing as the two misfits sparkle and burn into overdrive.”