Light Under the House: Fantasy Novel Addresses Very Real Issue of 'Fatherless Children' Epidemic Written by Aaron L. and Donna Dawson, this compelling new novel examines the breakdown of the United States' spiritual foundation and family dynamic through a mystical and provocative narrative
CHICAGO, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Set deep in the heart of the South during the turbulent 1960s, new allegorical novel by Aaron L. and Donna Dawson, 'Light Under the House' is a stunning examination of a spiritual civilization on the brink of annihilation, and a moving rumination on the rise of dysfunction in the American family.
Debut author Aaron L. was driven to write the fantasy tale due to his strong belief in the power of emboldening men and fathers to rise to the challenge of being the person their families and communities need them to be. With the launch of President Obama's 'My Brother's Keeper' initiative, these issues are more relevant than ever.
"After making a YouTube video that sheds some light on these problems, I realized by the video's popularity how much this was on people's minds," says Aaron L. "Light Under the House may be categorized as science fiction or fantasy, but it's intensely personal. My intent is to shine the spotlight on the situation that many men face – whether it's being affected by lack of spirituality or feeling marginalized by society – and challenge those same men to be who they were created to be."
Sarai Ravensbrook has never known power. She has never been in control of anything in her world. She has lived in the shadow of her stepfather and uncle's abuses to both her mind and body. All she has ever wanted was to have what was hers, to control her own destiny. But when a beautiful and mysterious woman comes into her life, Sarai is guided down a strange path... a path that will lead her to a Queen from the ancient past, an extraordinary lost relic and to a destiny that is finally her own... or is it?
This page-turning story set in the late 1960s during a period of cultural rebellion (with a flashback to Biblical times) shows the power of consequence and the hope of redemption. The past events of this allegoric novel are interwoven within several themes that have insightful parallels to today, taking readers on a gripping and thought-provoking journey.
Since its release, 'Light Under the House' has become a bestseller and earned glowing reviews from critics.
"The description is detailed. The interactions between people are believable. The conversations are realistic. The conflicts are intense...served up by flawed, edgy characters via a plot that is completely unpredictable," from Violet Nesdoly (BLOGCRITICS.org/Seattle Post-Intelligencer).
"A fantastic story full of underlying meaning... I could not put the book down," from Terry Delaney (christianbooknotes.com).
'Light Under the House' is available now: http://amzn.to/1qej1ec
Watch Aaron's powerful viral video concerning the spiritual decline of the United States.
About the Author:
Aaron L might be a newcomer to the creation of fiction but is not one when it comes to the arts and all things creative. Growing up in places from Seattle to South Africa, he spent a lot of his time drawing. Aaron always knew that his future lay in a creative field. In 2010, he graduated college with a degree in graphic design. Although the usual application of this degree is in the creation of different types of art and design, Aaron chose instead to focus his creative skills on the task of storytelling. He lives near Chicago, Illinois.
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