Lacy Dawn’s father relives the never-ending Gulf War, her mother’s teeth are rotting out, and her best friend is murdered by the meanest daddy on Earth. Life in the hollow is hard. She has one advantage – an android was inserted into her life and is working with her to cure her parents. But, he wants something in exchange. It’s up to her to save the Universe. Lacy Dawn doesn’t mind saving the universe, but her family and friends come first.
An award winning adult social science fiction novel filled with tragedy, comedy, and satire that raises funds to help abused children.
A well-crafted tongue-in-cheek sci-fi fantasy tale
on December 7, 2017 (Emerald Book Reviews)
Author Robert Eggleton weaves an unusual tale of sci-fi fantasy with intriguing twists and turns that will easily captivate the adult reader’s attention from the beginning. The author paints a quirky and adventurous story in a very vivid and convincing way. In addition, the characters are drawn with great credibility and integrity.
There’s no doubt that Rarity from the Hollow is an exceptionally well written book. However, it must be said that this story is not for the faint-hearted or easily offended. The author’s script at times is razor-sharp and will cut deep into the emotions of its reader. The book does deal with some very serious issues, including child abuse, rape, murder and substance abuse. Albeit, in a very different way than what you’d expect.
If you are looking for something different than the standard sci-fi fantasy, this could be the one for you.
Robert Eggleton has served as a children’s advocate in an impoverished state for over forty years. He is best known for his investigative reports about children’s programs, most of which were published by the West Virginia Supreme Court where he worked from 1982 through 1997, and which also included publication of models of serving disadvantaged and homeless children in the community instead of in large institutions, research into foster care drift involving children bouncing from one home to the next — never finding a permanent loving family, and statistical reports on the occurrence and correlates of child abuse and delinquency. Today, he is a recently retired children’s psychotherapist from the mental health center in Charleston, West Virginia, where he specialized in helping victims cope with and overcome physical and sexual abuse, and other mental health concerns. Rarity from the Hollow is his debut novel and its release followed publication of three short Lacy Dawn Adventures in magazines: Wingspan Quarterly, Beyond Centauri, and Atomjack Science Fiction. Author proceeds have been donated to a child abuse prevention program operated by Children’s Home Society of West Virginia. http://www.childhswv.org/ Robert continues to write fiction with new adventures based on a protagonist that is a composite character of children that he met when delivering group therapy services. The overall theme of his stories remains victimization to empowerment.