D'eannuosity, A Woman Warrior's Odyssey In Iraq by Carl Reader
Based on the Odyssey, D'eannuosity, A Woman Warrior's Odyssey in Iraq, is the story of D'eannu Christensen, a spy dropped into Iraq two years before that conflict began. The novel starts ten years later when her daughter, T'Deannu, begins a search for the mother lost to her ever since her childhood. Through the intervention of some powerful people, D'eannu is released from years of slavery but still has to make the long, tortuous journey home across the Pacific. She is shipwrecked and lands on the island of Fakia, where she recounts the horrors she faced in Iraq and enlists the aid of the Fakians in getting her home. After what she learned of death and economic exploitation in the war, she comes home intent on revenge and slaughter. She targets the lobbyists who control congress and acts on a hatred of those who profited from war and inflicted unnecessary deaths for money. Beyond fiction, D'eannuosity is an American myth.
Carl Reader trained as a journalist at Temple University and has worked as a reporter, photographer and editor in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Montana. He's published short stories in literary magazines and on the Internet and has self-published a children's Christmas story called THE TWELFTH ELF OF KINDNESS.That book was partially published in Russia under the Sister Cities program. He's also self-published a novella called THE PERSECUTION OF WILLIAM PENN, which has been well-received in several college libraries. He works as a professional photographer and freelance writer.