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Castles: A Fictional Memoir of a Girl with Scissors

Wretlind, Benjamin X

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ISBN 10: 1461164591 / ISBN 13: 9781461164593
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishi, 2011
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Title: Castles: A Fictional Memoir of a Girl with ...

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishi

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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What would you do to build your castle in the sky?
When Maggie was six, she hid from desert storms under the sink where the Comet and Windex were kept. Now twenty, she welcomes the storms. Maggie has been abused, torn apart by the sins of others and constantly feels as if she is living on the verge of some grand epiphany perhaps passed down through her Grandmother, perhaps given to her by God.
Then again, she may just be insane.
Maggie doesn't know if the four bodies she dismembered and placed inside a rusted Volkswagen Bus are the only bricks left to her castle in the sky, but she hopes you'll understand if they're not. Castles is Maggie's story, a literary horror novel about love and redemption, belief and revenge and what brings a person to madness. 
 Praise for Castles: A Fictional Memoir of a Girl With Scissors
"...very emotional and very compelling..." -- Fictional Distraction  
"...Mr. Wretlind has truly shown his mastery as a writer." -- Gregory Allen, bestselling author of Well With My Soul
"This book may offend and upset you, but it's definitely worth the read." -- reviewer

About the Author:

Benjamin ran with scissors when he was five. He now writes. He has been--at different times, of course--a fry cook, range boy, greens maintenance technician, reservations agent, room service attendant, editor, banquet server, meteorologist, instructor, program manager for Internet applications, curriculum developer, training simulation engineer and certification coordinator.

The author of A Difficult MirrorCastles: A Fictional Memoir of a Girl with Scissors and Sketches from the Spanish Mustang, Benjamin has been called "a Pulitzer-caliber writer" with "a unique American voice." Aside from novels, he has been published in many magazines to include The Horror Express, All Hollows: The Journal of the Ghost Story Society, Horror Carousel and Bare Bones.

He also gets up before 4am to milk (words, not cows). His wife, Jesse, is an artist and counselor, which helps dealing with the five kids they raise as well as a dog, a rabbit, two hamsters, a gerbil and three fish. You can find Benjamin psychoanalyzing himself on his blog (, on his Facebook page ( or lounging about in the Twitterverse (@bxwretlind).

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