An edgy novel about mental illness, set in the 1950s, Alameda's Awakening outlines the cognitive dissonance of a young violinist tormented by her strict religious faith. Although dreaming of joining a convent, she obsesses over the atheistic town doctor. When she discovers her best friend is pregnant by rape, her life cycles out of control. Her secrets and sense of guilt escalate as she begins to self-injure. An epidemic at the local meatpacking factory draws her closer to the doctor and farther from her faith, forcing Ada to change ... or be lost in her mental prison forever.
|Publisher:||Purple Pegasus Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)|
About the Author
Tara Pegasus resides in Washington State with her wife, cats, and a variety of musical instruments. She has been writing fiction and poetry since age six. A professional pianist as well as a writer, she earned music degrees from the Universities of Idaho and Washington. Besides writing and performing, she enjoys fermenting foods, climbing trees, and lucid dreaming.