Auraria: A Novel

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QW Publishers, LLC, 2012 - Fiction - 386 pages
Water spirits, moon maidens, haunted pianos, headless revenants, and an invincible terrapin that lives under the mountains. None of these distract James Holtzclaw from his employer¿s mission: to turn the fading gold-rush town of Auraria, GA, into a first-class resort and drown its fortunes below a man-made lake. But when Auraria¿s peculiar people and problematic ghosts collide with his own rival ambitions, Holtzclaw must decide what he will save and what will be washed away. Taking its inspiration from a real Georgia ghost town, Auraria is steeped in the folklore of the Southern Appalachians, where the tensions of natural, supernatural and artificial are still alive.

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I was pretty surprised at the end to see how practically everything in this book is tied to something real that was patch-worked together in a very creative way. The fantasy overlaid on it, apparently ... Read full review

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English teachers say that "most unique" is not proper English, which is a pity, because this is the most unique fantasy I have read in a long time. Perhaps I should say it is unusually excellent and ... Read full review

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