A prestigious nightclub. An aging hostess battling to retain her marquee. A beautiful and enigmatic woman with unparalleled ambition. A noble widower searching for love.
Two irreverent barflies who may not be what they seem. Three couples whose relationships will be tested until they question everything they know. A jaded stripper trying to find her self-respect. A modest twenty-something man gambling on a shortcut to fortune. And a mysterious old man who will reach into their hearts and twist and pervert everything they hold dear.
Over the course of one night, temptation, seduction, and rage will touch each of them.
And their lives will never be the same.
Prudence is a dark psychosexual thriller that explores human boundaries, the desires they define, and the secret acts that shatter them.
About The Author
Les Zig is a novelist, screenwriter, and speaker.
He has five published novels: Just Another Week in Suburbia (Pantera Press 2017), explores the questions of trust, fidelity, and how well you can ever truly know another person; while August Falling (Pantera Press 2018) is a story about unconditional acceptance, reclaiming the past, and finding a way forward; and Prudence (ECG Press 2023), which is a exploration of fidelity, temptation, and our darkest desires.
As ‘Lazaros Zigomanis’, he wrote the YA novel Song of the Curlew (Pinion Press 2019), a story about dreams, coming of age, community, love, and racism. It has been described by best-selling Young Adult author George Ivanoff as ‘an extraordinary book.’
His new YA novel, This, tells the story of a 15-year-old dealing with burgeoning neurosis as he navigates social pressures, high school obligations, and his overbearing Greek parents.
Les is also the writer and director behind the half-hour satire mockumentary Little Diva Rising, which has met with great success on the independent festival circuit; and the web series The Abnorms, a preternatural take on life in lockdown during the pandemic. He also wrote and directed the short action film, The Other Side of Paradise. He’s had four screenplays optioned, and a raft of unproduced screenplays place in over one hundred competitions. His stories and articles have also been published extensively.
A lifetime writer, Les has a love of storytelling, and has always wanted to tell stories.