Winged by April Kelly

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What if the cavalier decision you made about your child the day she was born had the power to reverberate for more than thirty years, dividing the nation, costing three people their lives, and destroying your family?

Homeless teen Allison Fitzgerald believes the two tiny membranes on her baby’s back are not, as the doctors claim, a surgically correctable birth defect, but a pair of wings. And after having a vision of her child flying, she even names her Angel.

The “wings” will never flap, fly or lift the child off the ground, but they will engender in Angel a dangerous obsession with flying, an obsession that will one day drive her to attempt the impossible.

This darkly comic contemporary reframing of the Icarus and Daedalus myth explores the lengths to which a mother will go to protect her child, and ultimately offers a message of salvation, not just for the family involved, but for all mankind.

About April Kelly

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Marsha Lyons and April Kelly were de-bate team partners at Colonial High School in Orlando and roomies at The University of South Florida, before Marsha went to law school on a mission and April went to Hollywood on a whim.While Marsha's career includes teaching at the FBI Academy at Quantico, becoming the youngest Assistant U.S. Attorney in Miami, and going into private legal practice, April's began in stand-up comedy, moved into writing on shows such as Mork & Mindy and Webster, then to producing her own shows like Boy Meets World.Throughout their wildly different professional lives Marsha and April have remained best friends, finally deciding to put their separate talents together to write a show-biz crime novel, MURDER IN ONE TAKE, their debut as a team.Marsha is married with children, and April is single with dogs.
Published November 2, 2011 by Flight Risk Books. 272 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Told in the first person, initially by Allison and then at the end by those Angel loved the most, including the dashing Jack who joins the grown-up Angel in her flight goal, Kelly’s fast-paced novel takes the reader on a flight of fancy couched in realistic, straight-forward and graceful prose t...

Nov 14 2011 | Read Full Review of Winged

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Slowly the author reveals secrets: the dysfunctional family Allison was raised in, the truth about Allison’s pregnancy, the way she tries to control her world with mental mathematic gymnastics, and the reason Allison is telling her story now.

Feb 22 2012 | Read Full Review of Winged

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