CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Jan. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Author and scholar Frank N. McMillan (https://www.fnmcmillan.com/home) recently released his newest novel. Set in modern San Francisco, "The Lost Girls" is an exploration of human trafficking, with the teen hero working to free her new friends from a dangerous cycle of exploitation and despair. "The Lost Girls" is available now as a paperback and digital download on Amazon.com.
Synopsis: Abruptly kicked out of her posh Berkeley Hills home for bad behavior, 17-year-old Sophie Weiss is sent to live with her idiosyncratic birth mother in San Francisco. After landing a summer job in a hip art gallery, all seems well, until an act of kindness allows Sophie to cross paths with a young panhandler, opening up the world of the lost girls — a diverse, multi-ethnic crew of street kids who haunt the shadows of Union Square. Quickly accepted as a friend, Sophie begins to spend more time in the urban sub-kingdom of runaways and abductees, discovering a sense of family she's never felt before. That is, until a growing horror dawns: Something evil is preying upon her new friends — and now it wants her too.
Sophie must work to disable a vicious gang of sex traffickers to rescue a squad of San Francisco street kids as well as her own boyfriend. In the process, she befriends a diverse posse of helpful individuals, including a no-nonsense super from a local women's shelter and some well-meaning drag queens from a neighborhood cabaret.
In a world where human trafficking is an ongoing international scandal, #MeToo issues surface weekly, and women and girls across the globe are continually subjected to sexual objectification and abuse, McMillan's teen hero is offered as a refreshing, hopeful model of young women who strive to take back the reins of power and control from their oppressors.
Reviews for Frank McMillan's first novel ("Cezanne is Missing"):
"An unforgettably beautiful book! With a facile pen and a caring heart, Mr. McMillan has created a masterpiece," — Gerda Weissmann Klein, Academy Award winner for Best Documentary Film for "One Survivor Remembers"
"…a thrilling and suspenseful adventure, McMillan immerses his readers into the culture and lives of Holocaust victims in a beautifully and painfully realistic and moving depiction," from a review by "Children's Literature"
"This is the book I wish I could have given my own children, when they came of age, to learn about the Holocaust," — Rabbi William H. Lebeau, Jewish Theological Seminary, New York
Mr. McMillan is currently working on a historical exploration of the first transport of Jewish women to Auschwitz during the Holocaust, entitled "Called With Righteous Purpose," as well as a sequel to "The Lost Girls."
About Frank N. McMillan
Frank N. McMillian is an award-winning author of both YA and middle reader novels found in elementary, middle and high schools around the country. With 30-years-experience teaching world and physical geography and an extensive background in Holocaust education and Jungian studies, Mr. McMillan has won the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) Foundation's Chapter Book of the Year Award, was a finalist for the Mark Twain Readers Award, studied at the International School for Holocaust Studies in Jerusalem, is an honorary member of the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP) and is the founder of the McMillan Institute for Jungian Studies in Houston.
Mr. McMillan also served on the boards of numerous human service, environmental and educational nonprofits, including ReVision Youth, which supports survivors of human trafficking. He lives in Corpus Christi, Texas. To learn more about his work, visit: www.FNMcMillan.com.
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