Paramount Currently Taking No Legal Action On Brand New Book From 50-Year-old Tiffany's Movie AUTHOR OF "NINE LIVES BY PAUL VARJAK" INSISTS IT STANDS ALONE

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Paramount Studios, which released the classic 1961 comedy Breakfast at Tiffany's, is currently taking no legal action against Slavin, Joseph and Sons, publisher of the new book Nine Lives by Paul Varjak by Dave Dumanis—a fully original work inspired by a fictional book featured in the film but featuring no stories or characters from it.

The book, which in the film was written by lead male character Paul Varjak (played by George Peppard), contains nine stories which in Varjak's own words are "sensitive, intensely felt, and dirty, but only incidentally." Varjak does not appear in Truman Capote's original novel.

Brought to life by author Dave Dumanis (Cream), Nine Lives contains stories influenced by the film's characterization of Varjak himself—by turns wounded, haunted, and snarky—as well as 1961's cutting-edge issues like race, women's rights and feminism, sexuality and homophobia, and the environment.

Influences on the stories include early 1960's-era pulp writers like Ray Bradbury and Kurt Vonnegut, outsiders like Sylvia Plath and James Baldwin, the Beats, television shows like The Twilight Zone, and of course J.D. Salinger, on whose Nine Stories the film's fictional Nine Lives was partially modeled.

Dumanis commented, "As a pop art realization of the book Paul Varjak might have written had he been a real person, Nine Lives is a heart- and gut-felt postmodern pastiche that uses the film as a jumping-off point. It stands on its own as true literature, not tribute or fan fiction."

Paramount could not be reached for commentary.

Nine Lives is available through the usual online book distributors including Amazon, and can be purchased in both Kindle and paperback formats. For more information contact Dumanis via Slavin, Joseph and Sons: (415) 314-8926.

Media Contact: Dave Dumanis, Slavin, Joseph and Sons, (415) 314-8926,

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