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James Malone, author
The descendants of Cain are trolls. The kind that turn to stone. They live among us, craving forgiveness, knowing that their hereditary stain can never be removed--at least, not until their own Redeemer comes. They think they've found him. His name is Harry Shikita, a Japanese-American immigrant to Minnesota in the 1920s. But Harry knows nothing about trolls. All he wants is the American Dream: a successful business, to become a member of the Rotary—an “old boy.” He spends decades building Rainbow Gardens, Minnesota's first and best roadside resort for motorists. But the 20s and 30s are a tough time to be Japanese in America, and it only gets worse after Pearl Harbor. Innocent of any wrongdoing, Harry finds himself interned for the duration of the war--and his business in tatters. Can Harry find a way to forgive his adopted country? And in so doing, can he become the trolls' bridge to God's Grace? The answer lies within the neon paradise of Rainbow Gardens.
ACME Reviewer--Top 1000 Amazon Reviewer


"I kept thinking about One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, although James Malone has a different writing style it kinda has the same magical quality to it, except Malone's story seems to be more realistic, whether he's writing about trolls, hunters, seers or humans. This story takes us to Taos to Minnesota to India, WWI and WWII, to Japanese internment camps to hopes and dreams, to people that settle for less and some that risk all. Others are following their path, and the writer never misses a beat. This story is masterfully woven together and in few pages you go from one adventure to another, all written with such ease that you hardly catch the dramatic shift, it just flows in an effortless way. That is truly genius. This book is written with compassion on a level that is truly rare and only the most gifted writers possess. Read this story and you'll be in Awe."

J. Tant, Top 1000 Amazon Reviewer

Epic - yes, that's a good word.

"I would go as far as to suggest Rainbow Gardens as an example of what I call “craft writing,” which is to say that in a world of mass produced beer, this book is a lovingly-made microbrew."

Robert Krueger -- Author, Amazon Reviewer

More than 5 stars.

"Don't be deceived that this novel is pure fantasy. It is not. It is equally (if not more so) about people in their everyday lives, about society in its fickleness and foolishness, and about the problems of being of Japanese descent. It is about beliefs, good and bad; about conflict, prejudice, shortcomings, attitudes, strengths and weaknesses, and heroism in combat and in everyday life....Overall, it is a very entertaining and interesting novel."