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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Fantasy / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:202
  • eBook ISBN:9781624885549

Twirling Toward Alchemy

Shaking Up Predictability

by Georgianna Hughes

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Isadora has life inhibiting panic attacks, yet soon to be forty-five years old, she wants change! The definition of ennui: a feeling of utter weariness, discontent and boredom. The F.A.C.E. I.T. FOUNDATION has an ecofriendly island resort off the coast of Belize. Shorty is the bartender on the north side of the island; he is a dwarf medicine man, who is a seer and reader of thoughts. On request, he creates personal elixirs. The island is a tasty bit of fun and a recipe for life. The definition of utopia: A perfect place, especially in the social, political, and moral aspects.
ISADORA DAVIS wants to do something vivid for her forty-fifth birthday. For years, she has been isolated by her panic attacks. For too long, she's struggled with life's unresolved events. Isadora has been hunting for a rousing opportunity. Miraculously, it arrives: the website of an environmental resort. Alchemia Island, off the coast of Belize is where the F.A.C.E. I.T. FOUNDATION has constructed an innovative refuge for pleasure and creativity. The stimulating experiment has many realities. Improvisational theater is their dynamic tool for igniting passion and imagination. There are workshops in in acting, writing, singing and the tango Javier, the dwarf medicine man has lived on the island since 1972. He is a seer, reader of thoughts, and man of wisdom. Now, he's the bartender on the north side of the island; today, he calls himself Shorty. His potent Amazon elixirs and his mystical powers stretch perception. He is there as the island's touchstone and guide. Isadora finds that she clicks with Shorty's whimsical nature and intuition. The island stirs up life! The colorful gang of characters and the unconventional staff deliver delicious moments of insight and humor. Isadora wants to feel normal again. Yet, she recognizes that something else is happening beyond normal.
About the author
GEORGIANNA HUGHES began her first novel, Twirling Toward Alchemy, when she was living in San Isidro, Costa Rica. She continued writing the project in Uzès, France and then Cuenca, Ecuador. The final revision happened in her much-loved Santa Cruz, California, where she now resides. Travel seems intrinsic to her vivacity. She has lived in diverse cultures. Often fashioning a life where she chooses to be.