“An ambitious, sprawling, imaginative, fantastical tale.”
— J. Tant, Amazon Top 1000 Reviewer
by James Malone
Here’s the set-up:
The descendants of Cain are trolls. The kind that turn to stone. They live among us, craving forgiveness, knowing that their hereditary stain can never be removed–at least, not until their own Redeemer comes.
They think they’ve found him. His name is Harry Shikita, a Japanese-American immigrant to Minnesota in the 1920s. But Harry knows nothing about trolls. All he wants is the American Dream: a successful business, to become a member of the Rotary—an “old boy.” He spends decades building Rainbow Gardens, Minnesota’s first and best roadside resort for motorists.
But the 20s and 30s are a tough time to be Japanese in America, and it only gets worse after Pearl Harbor. Innocent of any wrongdoing, Harry finds himself interned for the duration of the war–and his business in tatters.
Can Harry find a way to forgive his adopted country? And in so doing, can he become the trolls’ bridge to God’s Grace? The answer lies within the neon paradise of Rainbow Gardens.
“Truly a Rare Gem.”
“ I kept thinking about One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez; although James Malone has a different writing style it kinda has the same magical quality to it, except Malone’s story seems to be more realistic…This story is masterfully woven together and in few pages you go from one adventure to another, all written with such ease that you hardly catch the dramatic shift, it just flows in an effortless way. That is truly genius. This book is written with compassion on a level that is truly rare and only the most gifted writers possess. Read this story and you’ll be in Awe.”
–ACME Reviewer, Amazon Top 1000 Reviewer
About the author:
James Malone has had a long career in writing, from senior writer at a mid-size advertising agency to senior communications and public affairs positions in federal and state agencies. The son of a career U.S. Navy officer and a Vietnam Era veteran himself, James is a child of the Cold War. He grew up in cities around the world, including New York, San Diego, Yokohama, London, Paris and Stuttgart. He attended three high schools, graduating from Stuttgart American High School, and earned a B.A. at Alfred University in western New York.
Visit his website at http://jdmalone.net
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