The Zoo by Michael Power

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Margarita Brown is a seven-year old girl who wakes from a coma to find herself unable to speak or hear until she visits the Bronx Zoo where the voice of a giraffe penetrates her silent world. Margarita travels back and forth between the silent reality of New York City and the hallucinogenic fantasy of the African plains where a series of animals teach and torment her until one brings her back to her senses. Part contemporary literary novel and part supernatural fantasy, The Zoo is an exploration of a girl s awakening to a world that is filled with both beauty and brutality.

About Michael Power

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Michael Power is the grandson of Pennsylvania coal miners and Massachusetts farmers. Born and raised in New Jersey, he went to college in New York and enjoyed it so much he stayed after graduation. In addition to novels, he has written short stories, political commentary, and a number of songs that he performs with his band.
Published March 27, 2009 by Cacoethes Publishing House, LLC.. 200 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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