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Locus Amoenus

Locus Amoenus

(2015)
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In this beautifully nuanced dark comedy, a 9/11 widow and her son, Hamlet, have retreated from Brooklyn to the idyllic rural countryside upstate, where for nearly eight years they have run a sustainable farm. Unfortunately, their outrageously obese neighbors, who prefer the starchy products of industrial agriculture, reject their elitist ways (recycling, eating healthy, reading).

Hamlet, who is now 18, is beginning to suspect that something is rotten in the United States of America, where health, happiness, and freedom are traded for cheap Walmart goods, Paxil, endless war, standard curriculum, and environmental degradation. He becomes very depressed when, on the very day of the eighth anniversary of his father's death, his mother marries a horrid, boring bureaucrat named Claudius.

Things get even more depressing for Hamlet when he learns from Horatio, a conspiracy theorist, that Claudius is a fraud. The deceptions, spying, and corruption will ultimately lead, as in Shakespeare's play, to tragedy.

 
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Hardback Editions

May 2015 : USA Hardback
Title: Locus Amoenus
Author(s): Victoria N Alexander
ISBN: 1-57962-391-3 / 978-1-57962-391-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Permanent Press
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Audio Editions

March 2016 : USA Audio edition
Title: Locus Amoenus
Author(s): Victoria N Alexander
Publisher: The Permanent Press
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March 2016 : UK Audio edition
Title: Locus Amoenus
Author(s): Victoria N Alexander
Publisher: The Permanent Press
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Kindle Editions

June 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Locus Amoenus
Author(s): Victoria N Alexander
Publisher: The Permanent Press
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