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  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:War & Military
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Jolt Survival Trilogy
  • Series Number:1
  • Pages:320
  • eBook ISBN:9781938729577


a rural noir

by Roberta M Roy View publisher's profile page

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Estranged lovers Natalie and Thaw's dreams are waylaid by terrorism and a nuclear meltdown that force immigrants from overrun cities to flood their small mountain village, doubling its size. The Matters boys are among the first to respond. Winter is coming and with it radiation sickness, decontamination, and lack of food, housing, and proper sanitation. Can this rural community navigate the crisis?

Jolt: a rural noir the first book in the Jolt Survival Trilogy is the winner of a Jenkins Living Now Inspirational Fiction Award. Jolt a rural noir tells the story of residents thirty or more miles from a meltdown who survive. Escaping the threat of radiation fallout causes many to flee. As a result of the explosion, he Matters family are separated and Jason and Ricky, the sons, take to the road. Estranged lovers Natalie and Thaw are among those in the mountain village who accommodate to the needs of the forced emigrants. Winter is coming. Radiation sickness, decontamination, and lack of food, housing, and proper sanitation threaten Newees and Townies alike. Epic in expanse, Jolt, a rural noir, revised, describes a community determined to survive. Extremely well-researched, informative, and poignant. Book 2, Two Close: a story of survival, is the sequel to Jolt: a rural noir. Two Close: a story of survival follows the paths of the Matters family, Mary, Lou, and their sons, Jason and Marty. Separated by circumstances following terrorism and a nuclear meltdown, Mary, at home, recuperates from radiation sickness. Lou, brain injured in a dirty bomb explosion, recovers from amnesia and right-side brain damage. Their sons have fled and. unable to make contact with their parents, survive alone in the woods. Two Close is a tale of courage and the will to survive. Book 3, Home Again 2020, the sequel to Too Close, is the story of Jason, Marty, and their mother, Mary Matters, reunited in their home in Ariana. Right hemisphere brain injury has caused Lou Matters, the father, to suffer left side neglect and vision loss. The story of their individual struggles and efforts to heal are further complicated by the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic in which the search for new answers eludes a government that is itself overwhelmed. Home Again 2020 is the story of the search to heal in an increasingly complex world. ________________________________________

About the author

Roberta M Roy’s Jolt Survival Trilogy is the winner of four writing awards. Home Again 2020 (Jolt Survival Trilogy Book 3) took the Gold Medal for Current Events II (Social Issues/Public Affairs/Ecological/Humanitarian) and Silver Medal for Multicultural Fiction in the Jenkins 2021 International eLit awards and the Bronze Medal in the 2021 Jenkins Living Now Awards as a novel.  Jolt: a rural noir (Book 1) took the 2011 Jenkins Living Now Inspirational Fiction Award. Roy’s book Slivers: Poems by Roberta M Roy, medaled in the 2020 Jenkins International eLit Awards in Poetry. Roy is a Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist who resides in the Mid-Hudson Valley in New York State where she is the creative lead and owner operator of alvapressinc.com.

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