Linda Davison is tall, beautiful, powerful, and strong enough to escape from dangerous snares and defeat evil monsters ... in her dreams. The eight-year-old Kansan dreams of someday becoming just like her silver screen heroine, Tandaleah, Fire Goddess of the Volcano-a gorgeous conqueror of the jungle and its many pitfalls and villains. In her real life, however, Linda is what her mother tells her she is: skinny, scrawny, scraggly, and scared-not at all like the queen of the jungle.
Lenora Davison is cursed with a pitiful wretch of a daughter and a disgustingly vulgar husband, the two of them good for nothing but maintaining the illusion that she is the ideal wife and mother, deserving of so much more than she's been so unfairly dealt. If only she could run away from dull Kansas and the monotony of her domestic life ... maybe even find a new man, perhaps ...
Dave Davison has successfully spent most of his life cruising along, not making waves, flying under the radar. Just the way his family expects. His one mistake-marrying his cold, selfish wife-however, has slowly snowballed over the years, resulting in an unwanted child, a hateful marriage, and a general sense of not having met his full potential.
The Davisons take steps toward their ideal lives and away from each other in this psychologically demented family story. Only one Davison will achieve their goal-who will it be ... and will the adage ring true that "Nobody dies in Kansas"?
|Publisher:||Sunbury Press, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
April Knight decided at the age of nine she would be a writer and live on the crater rim of a volcano and be called Tandaleah, Fire Goddess of the Volcano. At the age of thirteen she sold her first story to a national magazine and her first book became a best seller. She moved to Hawaii and lived near the Kilauea Volcano but failed to become Tandaleah the Fire Goddess.
April has been a missionary in New Mexico, a barrel racer in rodeos in Colorado, panned for gold in the Yukon and has ridden camels in the outback in Australia. She is currently living a nice quiet, respectable life in Seattle where she writes about blood awful murder.