Quicksilver Chronicles

Quicksilver Chronicles

by Frances K. Woods
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Quicksilver Chronicles by Frances K. Woods

Quicksilver Chronicles is one woman’s surreal yet satirical memoirs spanning seven years -- from the beginning of this new century -- depicting what life throws at her family of gem-mining misfits struggling to live with acid mine drainage in a forgotten western ghost town called New Idria. As the clan copes with the deadly, mercury-laden mess left behind by unscrupulous mining corporations and the U.S. Department of Defense, the family’s hopes of environmental justice grow dimmer with each new anti-scientific edict fobbed upon them by the Little Bush/Cheney Administration. That is when they realize their only realistic prospect is to out-govern the government. Nothing is sacred. They spoof all politics and cultural mores.
After they officially secede from the United States, the tiny community earnestly elects an orange tabby, a people-hating cat, as Mayor to represent their micro-nation.
The family struggles to obtain respect from the outside world -- if only their sole source of water and its ensuing biophysical attacks on their motor skills (along with a neighboring cult-like reservoir-hoarding failed drug rehab) would cease foiling their endeavors.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013111882
Publisher: Whimsy Publishing Company
Publication date: 08/18/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 299 KB

About the Author

Frances Katherine Woods, known to her family and friends as Kate, has been an aspiring writer since she discovered how to use the adjective in Miss Baldwin’s fourth grade class at Oak Street Elementary School in Saratoga, Calif. Over the next forty-five years, she took some detours in her quest to wrangle the written word: among the notable was her 19-year career as a professional mariachi violinist in the Greater Bay Area, and most recently, a nascent acting appearance as “the elderly town whore” in an award-winning western film short. She wrote for the Space Fax Daily based in Cupertino, Calif., mined for the rare gemstone called “benitoite,” then became a staff writer for The Pinnacle weekly of Hollister, Calif. During her tenure as a reporter, Woods accrued awards from the annual Better Newspaper Contest of the California Newspaper Publishing Association, including First Place accolades for Opinion Column, Public Service, and Environmental Reporting. As of 2011, she still lives near the abandoned ghost town of New Idria, Calif., where she continues to champion environmental causes and happily depicts pets and other animals in a variety of sparkling media on canvas.

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