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About Henry Mitchell
Henry Mitchell has written five novels and two collections of short stories. He reads and writes in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.
author website: http://henrymitchellbooks.com
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An adult fairytale about a girl who might know how to fly, a neurobotanist who might be a dragon, an innkeeper who might be a machine and a politician who might be the antichrist.
Millicent McTeer grows to adulthood in Ashton, an Appalachian tourist town, convinced she knows how to fly. With a new president in power, the life Millicent knew changes. The government has spies on every corner, coercing citizens to follow the new order. As the country descends into anarchy, Millicent is drawn into political activism by her professor and becomes an exile.
In the Laurel Creek Containment District, separated from the chaos of the Atlantic American Republic, she finds a new life. As she develops her unique abilities and leads the exiles, incursions from the outside world threaten to destroy the tranquil life they have built together.
Will Millicent reclaim her reality and discover the peace that has eluded her?
Here are eighteen stories exploring the ongoing miracle of life (and death), offered to remind the reader that ordinary is merely the illusion we foster to shield ourselves from the constant unbearable onslaught of glory.
There is no night that is so dark
That it can quell the slightest spark;
The faintest light, as dim and far
As from a solitary star,
Will shore the heart and stay the mind
And show the way the soul must find.
A genre-defying work, written in a style that falls somewhere between Ron Rash and Neil Gaiman, bright and shining as a summer day, dark and deep as a coal mine.
Lost between the Appalachian Mountains. Out of place and out of time, Benjamin Drum is about to find himself.
His dysfunctional, city parents don’t understand Benjamin Drum. His eccentric Aunt Mary does. He is only supposed to spend the summer with her, but the thought of returning to the city is unbearable. Ben Drum runs away, farther than he ever intended, closer home than he ever imagined. He wanders into a strange new world where he is befriended and pursued by beings human and non-human, malevolent and merciful.
Before he finds his way back to Aunt Mary, he finds himself.
“… a gorgeous work of magical realism that flawlessly weaves myth and metaphor into a tale ringing with the sounds of authentic Appalachian speech and Celtic heritage… a haunting tale expertly told.” -Sharon Claybough.
Author royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to Saluda Community Land Trust.
Spanning three continents and half a century, this is the second in the series of books charting Benjamin Drum’s life. Between Times traces the lives and wanderings of the families along Sorrow Creek in mythical Marshall County, North Carolina.
Fans of The Summer Boy will delight to recognize some familiar characters and discover new ones to love among other mountains where Drum grows up and the Laurel remains as elusive and hidden as it is real and powerful.