Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Introducing "Eslabon" - a WIP biographical novel

Since I have entered into the first stages of rewrites, I wanted to share with you the vibes and background of my newest novel "Eslabon."  Written also as a screen play, "Eslabon" is the biographical story of one year in the life of Helena LaBrecque.  Set in 1967, we follow Helena's journey down the Pacific Coast of the America's, into lands unmapped, and seas unpredictable.  It is a love story with nature and of life on the fringe of society. 
Elsabon is a brilliant psychological thriller. The story is simple, yet the implications of its characters’ emotions and actions are profound. When Helena, a young Canadian and her French companion Michael, fresh out of Haight-Ashbury Summer of Love 1967,  join a lone Sicilian captain on a primitive sail boat in Panama, a storm strands them in the Pacific Ocean with little provisions.  Psychological warfare breaks out as the three struggle to stay alive, and tension builds as they compete for dominance in confined space. With deep dialogue and bare exposure to both lush and fatal environments, this true story creates an intense study of freedom, fear, sexuality, and mortality. 

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