NEW YORK, May 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Morgan James's new release, Leaving Shangrila: The True Story of A Girl, Her Transformation and Her Eventual Escape by Isabelle Gecils, is the captivating memoir of a charmingly complex heroine.
Isabelle paints a colorful world as she tells the tale of how she forged her own path in the midst of turmoil. The story, set in Brazil where she grew up, is populated with fascinating characters, both good and bad. From a narcissistic mother to her perpetually flawed lovers to three resilient sisters, Leaving Shangrila's motley crew make for an endlessly intriguing storyline.
Leaving Shangrila begins with young Isabelle, trapped in a hellish world. Surrounded by lies, manipulation, and abuse, Isabelle is desperate to escape the adversity of this place. Filled with tremendous strength and an unyielding drive to survive, she begins her journey toward freedom and self-realization.
Through the trials and obstacles along the way, Isabelle goes back and forth to balance who she is with what she must do to survive. With themes of perseverance, self-reliance, and the resilience of the human spirit, Leaving Shangrila: The True Story Of A Girl, Her Transformation and Her Eventual Escape highlights the important character traits one discovers on the path to finding their self.
Gecils' resonant chronicle explores themes of belonging, family allegiance, and starting over. As it does so, it effectively tells the story of the burgeoning liberation of a young girl who had her eye on a bright horizon. Truly empowering and inspirational, readers everywhere will relate to this coming of age story.
Kirkus reviews notes that Leaving Shangrila is a well-paced memoir steeped in strife, struggle, sorrow, and, eventually, freedom.
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About the Author:
Isabelle Gecils grew up in Shangrila, a remote farm in a lush jungle in Brazil. Leaving Shangrila is the story of Isabelle's journey from a life others choose for her to one she created for herself. To support the writing of this memoir, Isabelle completed the Stanford Creative Nonfiction Writing certificate program. She lives in Saratoga, California, with her husband, four sons and two cats.
More About This Title:
Leaving Shangrila: The True Story Of A Girl, Her Transformation and Her Eventual Escape by Isabelle Gecils will be released by Morgan James Publishing on May 17, 2016. Leaving Shangrila—ISBN 978-1630476847—has 340 pages and is being sold as a trade paperback for $21.95.
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