Sunday, October 28, 2012

Deeth's Drama Divide by Zero - Download Free Today!

She knew not to go back to Paradise Park...but, still, she did...
Divide by Zero

By Sheila Deeth

Disturbing
  Complex
    Amazing


I read the majority of this book in one day. I'm shaken, confused, and disturbed as I finish it. But I have to say also--What an amazing, unforgettable story... I find I can't rest until I start telling you about it...

Readers may find the format hard to get into, so I'll share that I began to see it as time slices, slices of people's lives, their internal lives... Yes, I said internal because the emotion in this novel is intense, deep...and so realistic that you may find that you, too, have traveled to...

Paradise...

But this is not the Paradise that you would envision by its name...

Paradise is more a community, a subdivision of a larger area with characters that live rather insular lives, as we all do...

Perhaps that's why it becomes so real...

Deeth provides segments of lives and takes readers directly into internal thoughts and emotions so realistic that, for me, I had actual physical reactions to what I was reading. I wish I had taken more time to read, so that the emotional impact might not have been so high by the time it ended...because there was one major realization I had...

Are we all so blind to what is happening in our own communities? In this world?

This book is so character-driven that it is sometimes hard to, both keep some of them straight because of the impact of so many characters, and to absorb the power of some of the emotions   displayed by so many. So, do take the reading slow so each of the characters speaks to you...

Consider if you would that you are a community member, already an established long-time resident. There is a mother and son there. The father left when the boy was 10. The father had found his mother under the table at his home when he, too was 10...His father had killed his mother.

And so when his son reached the same age, he had left them. His mantra had become, he wasn't his father, but still he left them, to go on without him.

When 10 years had passed, his son came looking for him. And he came back home...

Ahhh, but you see, this overview can tell you nothing about how each of them felt inside. Only the son felt that if he could get his mother and father back together, it would be like it used to me.

But it wasn't...

The mother had never tried to get a divorce; the father decided she still loved him as he loved her, and he expected to come to her for the love he had never sought anywhere else, during the past 10 years, and that she would give it to him.

But she wouldn't...

Sometimes, readers will grow bored with what some of the people say and do--just like we might find with people in our own lives. Sometimes, we will learn of strange things happening, but also just turn away and go on about our own lives, not caring enough to start asking questions, raising our concerns to the right people to find out what was happening... (But I found I was alert...and wanting to speak out only to realize I was...reading a fiction novel.)

Until a young woman committed suicide in a public restroom while aborting a child she felt she could not keep...

Until all the young mothers, with children, who were so tired, could only wonder, but not really care, "who was the father?"

And until one of their own was brutally murdered...

Ahhh, but there are many bright spots too--I should not totally leave the happiness out as that son falls in love and marries and soon has three sons of his own... Or, there is a grandmother who cannot talk, but manages to love enough to make sure she was placed in a home so that her daughter could try to have a normal life...and then blesses the relationship that daughter forms with a married man... And so many more life experiences!!!

And, tell me, can there be such a thing as an angel cat? I was given one many years ago for my collection, so I know there just might be...and Garnet was a bright spot that ran throughout the entire story as her strange influence was shared...

But I must admit I was totally unprepared for the ending and, even now, wonder, "was this the plan all along?" Let me know what you think...  This novel is so thought-provoking that, even now, I can't stop wondering... Sheila's banner certainly speaks the truth... She's given us a "What IF...S book that will leaving you with challenges, perhaps regrets, perhaps renewal...but definitely an unforgettable story... Go download free today because this inspiring novel turned out to be almost epic in impact...


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Author(and sometimes illustrator)--Mongrel Christian--Anglo-American--mathematician who can't add up and writer who can't spell.

Sheila Deeth grew up in the UK and has a Bachelors and Masters in mathematics from Cambridge University, England. Now living in the States near Portland Oregon, she enjoys reading, writing, drawing, telling stories and meeting her neighbors' dogs on the green.