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  • 05/2018
  • 1387804391 B07D1F779T
  • 300 pages
  • $3.99
Rarity from the Hollow
Lacy Dawn's father relives the never-ending Gulf War, her mother's teeth are rotting out, and her best friend is murdered by the meanest daddy on Earth. Life in the hollow is hard. She has one advantage - an android was inserted into her life and is working with her to cure her parents. But, he wants something in exchange. It's up to her to save the Universe. Lacy Dawn doesn't mind saving the universe, but her family and friends come first. An award winning adult social science fiction novel filled with tragedy, comedy, and satire that raises funds to help abused children.
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Amazing Stories Magazine

This is a science fiction and fantasy tale of a family facing the effects of a father torn by Combat Related PTSD. Rarity from the Hollow tackles many issues, which such sufferers and their families will quickly recognise. These include a father ripped apart by the horrors of war, the resulting domestic violence, poverty, and a young girl who has to witness and deal with all of this while going through her early years at school.

Lacy Dawn, her mother Jenny, and even their dog, all try desperately to appease or avoid the wrath of a much-loved father and husband whose violent episodes cause him to lash out at those he cares for. Given such difficult subjects, Eggleton’s gentle words tackle them with an admirable flair for writing from a young, understanding and caring perspective. With wise asides, such as how some people made money off war and others paid, his tongue-in-cheek humour may cause lips to twitch, one such memorable part being:

“He’s breathing,” Jenny yelled from the bedroom.

“That’s a good sign,” Lacy Dawn said.

Above this domestic background, Lucy Dawn is special – and I mean special. Her magical powers, which have been gifted through her bloodline, enable her to talk to the trees amongst other things. She also has advanced knowledge of mathematics, the sciences, and many other subjects, courtesy of her otherworldly friend DotCom, whose spaceship is located close to their home. To avoid her home life, Lacy Dawn spends much of her free time conversing and visiting these unusual friends.

With echoes of John Wynham’s Chocky Robert Eggleton has written a memorable book and his words flow like water through a believable world.

Amusing at times, shocking at others, a touching and somehow wonderful SFF read.

News
08/23/2018
2018 Edition of Rarity from the Hollow Released

The 2018 Edition of Rarity from the Hollow Paperback is now on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2LfzP84. It is also available for Any eReader: https://bit.ly/2KNJkI2 Proceeds help abused children. If you want to raise money to help abused children (50% donated), more revenue is generated from the paperback if you buy it from Lulu: https://bit.ly/2K2j3cd Thanks

Formats
Ebook Details
  • 05/2018
  • 1387804391 B07D1F779T
  • 300 pages
  • $3.99

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