Monday, July 25, 2011

My novel, The Jade Rabbit, at the editors office. Chapters 1 and 2 available

I have released my baby for her first overnight.

Sure, a handful of trusted baby-sitters have watched her for a few hours here and there, but never an overnight. Now she is completely away, for many overnights in fact, and I will have to sleep with my cell at my bedside.

Of course, I am speaking of my coming novel, The Jade Rabbit, which has been sent to an editors office.  Fortunately, I can call whenever I want to check in.

What's it about you ask?  Here's a blurb.

A female infant is abandoned by her birth-mother in a small Chinese village and spends her first ten months in an orphanage. She is adopted and raised in the United States where she becomes a social worker in order to help children in a desolate Detroit neighborhood. This woman is the first person narrator of The Jade Rabbit.

As director of a shelter for runaway and neglected youth, Janice Zhu Woodward gets pulled into the lives of the lost children of the streets and is forced to relive her own traumatic past. To stay strong and spiritually inspired, Janice emulates her adoptive mother and becomes an avid, nearly obsessed marathon runner.  When a mysterious girl with dreadlocks is abandoned at the shelter's front door, the two form a relationship based on their common bonds, and together, rediscover the transcendental power of motherhood love.

Chapters One and Two available here: Chapters one and two of Stray

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