New Voices 9
Six Pacific Northwest authors share excerpts of their coming novels.
When a Haitian thug dies and comes back as a zombie, can the town's Voodoo priestess put aside her desire for revenge and lay the dead to rest?
-"The Last Rites of E. Efton Mondesir," Anni Armas
Evil forces threaten to destroy Earth. To her awe and terror, Marianne finds she has a central role in the joint Earth-Cosmos plan to save the planet.
-"The Mission of Marianne," Gail Donnelly
In post-War Hungary a small group of deportees with glorious pasts and a miserable present must choose between survival and honor.
-"The Glory of the Defeated," Csaba Hegyvary
Argentina's all-female Evita Peron Division carried their memories, hopes and dreams into battle. More than soldiers fell in the Atacama Desert.
-"Atacama," Robert Seifert
Mirabai, celebrated poetess of 16th century Rajasthan, must choose between her spiritual devotion and her husband's love amidst the royal family's accusations of treason.
-"Blue Tryst," Tanmeet Sethi
Despite the peaceful aura of their Cascade Mountain cabin, long-suppressed conflicts surface, neighbors grab for land, and Jill and her family face losing everything.
-"Cabin in the Woods," Susan Thomas