A Great Storm Rising

by Marty Kingsbury



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/4/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 238
ISBN : 9781665722438
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 238
ISBN : 9781665722421

About the Book

Teddy Carson and her kid brother, Adrian, grew up in the shadow of their dad’s mental illness. Doctors labeled him schizophrenic. Or narcissistic. Or maybe bipolar. Their dad denies all of it, claiming the doctors know nothing and that he has superpowers that can guide the winds and the rains. Lately, their dad has been doing better: staying on his meds, getting up with the sun. So when Teddy wakes up to an empty house and a note—“Took Adrian to school. Love, Dad.”—she revels in her freedom. She can walk her dog in peace and make her own lunch for school. And when her English teacher rails against Prospero’s mighty storm in Shakespeare’s The Tempest, she laughs. It’s just a play, after all. When Adrian and their dad don’t show up that day or the next, she is at a loss. She recruits her new love, Evvy Martinez, to help her find them both. But Prospero’s magic is on every page she turns, and this isn’t a play. In Crystal Falls, Massachusetts, almost anything is possible.

About the Author

Marty Kingsbury is a poet, essayist, playwright, and novelist. Her work has been published in numerous anthologies, and her plays have been produced internationally. For the last twelve years, she has led a Boston-based theater company whose mission is to mentor local artists and speak to a diverse audience. She is also the author of Rescuing Oricito.