Gabriel Horn Motherless

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An island appears and disappears. A mysterious animal stands at the edge of the forest, watching. A door becomes a portal to the deepest secrets of the ocean. Through the darkness, a wolf strikes for life. Born in a downpour that breaks a record drought, she is named Rainy. A young Native American girl, orphaned at 5, she lives with her grandfather on the white sandy shores of the Florida coast. As she approaches adolescence, Rainy struggles with her love for the Earth and the horrors inflicted on our natural world, facing questions of loss and identity, and the very essence of the human spirit. They are questions that hours spent in classrooms, and even her grandfather's ancient wisdom, cannot answer. Exasperated, a storm rages inside of her, ultimately releasing her own spirit to the storm raging outside, and lifts her into a dream that is more than a dream. Beyond this dream, in a place where the ordinary and extraordinary merge, Rainy Peek realizes her destiny and what it truly means to be MOTHERLESS.

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Gabriel Horn's publications span across four decades, and include the novel he co-authored with his life companion Amy Krout-Horn, the 2012 National Indie Excellence Book Award winner for visionary fiction, Transcendence.
Selected Who's Who Among America's Teachers, he has received the University of South Florida's Distinguished Alumni Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement, and has been awarded Faculty Emeritus at St. Petersburg College.
For over 40 years, from reservation schools, to American Indian Movement (AIM) Survival Schools, to public schools, colleges, and universities, he has unwavering advocated the academic respect due the history, literature, and philosophy of Native America, and has been an outspoken defender of the natural world.  

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2016 International Book Award Winner- Multicultural Fiction
2016 Paris Book Festival - Honorable Mention - Spiritual
2016 Award of Literary Excellence - Friends of Florida Mid-County Regional Library
2016 Next Generation Indie Award - Finalist Best Overall Cover Design Fiction
2015 Florida Book Award Bronze Medal - Young Adult Literature
Selected by Dept. of Education for Talking Book Library for the Blind

"... an astounding and never-wavering story."
- MariJo Moore, co-editor of Unraveling the Spreading Cloth of Time: Indigenous thoughts Concerning the Universe

"...The book gives voice to past truth andhopefully prompts thought change for a future that nourishes the spiritof all the Children of the Earth..."
 - Barbara Schoenbeck, Ph.D Professor of Education, Concordia University

"... here we have a book that could well be used to shatter those symbolic chains fettering not only the individual, but also nations!"
- Sam Gilliland, Scottish poet,



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ISBN 10:  0996968601 ISBN 13:  9780996968607
Publisher: Lisa Hagan Books, 2015