Echo Girl

It’s scary how close death is. When thirteen Jesuses returned to Earth across 2,000 years, Audrey Silver learned that her father had not passed away the year before but merely had passed behind the stones of her Manhattan home. These reunions started one cold September predawn with a squeak of her refrigerator door.

Audrey woke, heart pumping. Someone was in her home.

The air stiffened with autumn and alarm. Audrey’s fight-or-flight instinct strained against her sleepy fetal curl. She’d be daffy to leave a warm bed to confront an intruder before her morning dose of chocolate. Besides, she’d surely dreamt the squeak. Or, students from her lab had snuck in to test her fear response.

"This way to the Underground Railroad."

History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.

Karl Marx

About Echo Girl

In ECHO GIRL, Alice in Wonderland meets Around the World in 80 Days. Fear researcher Audrey Silver, 31, travels the world to save an infant whose DNA could repress mankind’s fear of death that spurs our history of violence. Terrorists, zealots, and slave traders chase her and the child. Audrey is also chased by her agoraphobia and her mother, a major general, determined to return Audrey to Israel’s army and the violence Audrey abhors.

Along the way, Audrey encounters such points of interest as the Silk Road, escaped slaves, Anasazi Indians, and romance with a famous preacher of non-violence.

On the surface Echo Girl is summer read with many plot points while underneath it speaks to the violence that has chased mankind since we left the trees. My novel would appeal to fans of the chase and exposé of slavery in The Underground Railroad; the passionate romance and time travel in The Time Traveler’s Wife; and the quirkiness in The Portable Veblen.

To learn more about Echo Girl, the graphics below, and why Echo Girl is not religious book, read this blog post.

Graphics In Echo Girl

Music playing the background:

“Sun on Her Wings” by Hank Lawson. More music by Hank here.