Out of the Roons

Out of the Roons

by Isobel Raven

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Overview

On her 75th birthday in July of 3015, Elve receives a letter from the Glorious New World Republic of Asia and the Americas. The government demands, but nicely, that she begin to plan for her Glorious Death which will be solemnized upon her eightieth birthday. Elve decides that she will not do it. Instead, she will devote her remaining years to disseminating her precious books, books which have miraculously survived a thousand years of cultural upheavals, political stupidity, and environmental devastation. Her book project is stillborn when five-year-old Hom comes to live with her. Caring for the boy, teaching him, and protecting him from government authorities consume all her energies. The Statesfield ruins (Hom's "Roons") across the road from Elve's condo are both an icon of peril and a place of sanctuary in the story.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780228817444
Publisher: Tellwell Talent
Publication date: 09/05/2019
Pages: 340
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.76(d)

About the Author

Isobel Raven has been writing since retiring from teaching in Ontario and British Columbia. She first published "The Future of Fonics", a book about spelling reform whose premise she no longer espouses. She is much prouder of her second effort, a collection of short stories called "A Flower for Allie". She is leaping into a realm of impossible hope with the novel you hold in your hands now. Enjoy!

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