Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Novel Status Update

For those of you wondering about the book cover on the right sidebar, this is indeed my first novel. One side effect of years of reading and reviewing books, combined with hanging around talented creative individuals, is that sooner or later, you catch the writing bug. As it turned out, I was not immune.

The e-book version is currently available for pre-order, and I am happy to report that I have met the submission deadline. Therefore, the January 15th publication date is now officially set. Hard copy is also ready to go, but I am trying to time it so that both versions are available at about the same time.

Many thanks to my friends and followers who have encouraged me along the way, and I hope you enjoy the final product.


Freedom is lost, but not forgotten. 

In 2040s America, civility is prized above truth, conformity above free expression, and “green” living above basic human needs. Most have given up, too busy trying to survive in a country where life is cheap and necessities are scarce. Yet even in the midst of drudgery and despair, unbroken spirits remain. 

Julie is a girl who has everything, including a plan to ignite the spark of resistance. 

Randy dreams of winning Julie’s love and escaping the emptiness of over-regulated life. 

Joseph seeks revenge on the system for a family tragedy.

Daniel is a young artist, who can’t seem to stay out of trouble.

Chris is an orphan prepared to do the unthinkable to protect his younger sister. 

Whether by choice or by accident, each will take a path on a collision course with the oppressive regime. Will they find the freedom they desire? Or will the cost of defiance prove too high to bear? 

Marina Fontaine is an immigrant from the former Soviet Union. She uses personal experience to craft a novel that takes an intimate look at life in a totalitarian society and the role that individual choices play in advancing the cause of liberty. 

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