Based on an ancient Celtic myth, The Flower Daughter is the story of an independent spirit through seven incarnations. In the time of the second building of Stonehenge, Ani and her father, Nechton, are the ultimate examples of the power struggles between a failing matriarchy and a rising patriarchy. When Ani is first challenged to to offer her father a peaceful resolution to their conflict, she unequivocally refuses. But their violent deaths throw her into millenniums of life experiences. From the African warrior to the old woman in the Caucasus Mountains; the child in thirteenth century Genoa to the eighteenth century monk; and finally to nineteenth century Kansas, Ani must forge a growing awareness of what forgiveness might look like and how it may be reached. Each life is historically accurate and reflects the slow swing back towards equality and freedom between genders. __________________ “A fascinating chronicle of human struggle, hardship, and triumph, with an emphasis on women's subordination throughout history.” Jasmine Haynes, author of the Max Starr paranormal mystery series, Dead to the Max, Book 1. Jasmine also writes as Jennifer Skully, her latest book,Baby, I'll Find You now available. www.jasminehaynes.com "K R Lobel’s The Flower Daughter is an epic battle between the sexes for independence and earthly power. The violent story is laced with the love shared by blood relatives as they pass through changing worlds throughout the ages. The influence of religion on gender politics takes center stage in many of the chapters of this historical novel. Chapters span from early days of goddess worship to modern patriarchal times and then beyond. Each chapter is it’s own story, connected to the other chapters by a thread of ever changing color. The author’s creative spin on history entertains, but more importantly, plants in the reader lingering questions about gender and power in our own time. Meticulously researched by the author with a robust bibliography, The Flower Daughter will appeal to readers interested in roles of women throughout global history." J.J. Brown, author of Death and the Dream now available at book retailers worldwide. www.jjbrownauthor.com
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Rose Lobel is a poet, and prose writer. She has had poetry and short stories published in The Blue Moon Review and The Porter Gulch Review and Matrix Magazine. Having been born with Cerebral Palsy, she is also quite possibly the world’s only voice-disabled radio programmer (she does a music show called What’s New on radio station KZSC in Santa Cruz, California.) She lives and writes in Santa Cruz County, next to the Monterey Bay. You can see her collage work and read more about her at her web site redplumpoetry.com.
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Book Description Shoot Your Eye Out Publishing, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # INGM9780983301158