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El Monarca

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March 17, 2013  |  1,038 views  |  0 reviews / comments

El Monarca (book image did not load)El Monarca is coming of age story in post-industrial America - where a child named Hannah grows amongst the tall swampy grasses of Michigan and watches as amber fields turn into condos and strip malls.  She finds a friend, but friendships are fleeting.  She meets a love, but love is often complicated.  She sees America, but America is too often not what it seems to be.  She meets a wizard and encounters the troll under the bridge . . . and she is tested. She is tested by the world and tested by herself.
This is a story of one girl’s struggle to interpret herself.  It is her quest to exercise “free will” in a society which worships commerce and the free market above all else.  El Monarca perhaps finally finds a long-awaited niche for “Generation X”.

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Melissa McLaughlin is a writer whose primary fields of interest include speculative fiction, magic realism, natural science, and anything that takes us away from the "here and now" or illuminates our human position in a fantastic way. Her collection includes short stories, poetry, and two novel length books. When she is not writing she is reading, teaching, or enjoying nature. Melissa...

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