And that is a problem, supposedly. Ignoring the unpalatable idea of shilling my book to every person I meet, there still is an actual need for a brief summary of the book that I can use to describe it to people. So, I could try this:
Gwendolyn Sees Stars is about chosing to fight when you can’t win. The main character, Charlie, is detached from his life, and he feels the people around him slipping away. He sleepwalks through his job as a social worker helping street kids, until a girl named Gwendolyn wakes him up. She’s about to become an adult by legal standards, and when she does Charlie will lose her to the adult world of jail, drugs and death. So, he decides to throw aside all of the ethical and legal restrictions and try to save her from herself, even if he loses everything in the process.