‘Daughter of a One-Armed Man’ – New Book by Ken La Salle
Daughter of a One-Armed Man presents a romantic fable for those who care about humanity’s future on earth.
Author and playwright, Ken La Salle has released his new Environmentalist-Romantic-Fable, Daughter of a One-Armed Man. While a heretofore unusual blend of genres, Daughter brings the romance novel to an audience that cares about more than the usual fare.
Daughter of a One-Armed Man is a modern fable, a love story. After Jackson spends one night with Mari, he’ll do anything to find her again. He follows her up the coast of California and a polar bear drives the taxi. Into the forest and through frozen mountains, he talks to God and creatures of faerie alike but the final confrontation is with the wood nymph who is Mari’s mother and the father who gave up his arm for the love of his life. Daughter is more than just a simple love story because it also poses this question for the reader: Is love really possible? Can human beings really love each other? How is it possible for parents who pollute the world they’re leaving behind to say they love their children? How can we say we look out for each other, even as we divert our eyes to the homeless we see every day? For, if love isn’t possible, how can Jackson really say he loves Mari? Faced with proof after proof that it doesn’t exist, Jackson’s only hope is to somehow prove otherwise.
Ken La Salle is also the author of Climbing Maya, released by Solstice Publishing in May 2012. You can find his plays on stages from coast to coast and a growing library of his books available online. He writes a monthly piece on pursuing your dreams for Recovering The Self, which can be found at: http://www.recoveringself.com/category/ken-la-salle. In addition, he has a web presence that includes several blogs. You can find out more about Ken La Salle at www.kenlasalle.com.