New Authors     New Books     Coming Soon     Most Popular     Top Authors    
     New Books     Coming Soon     
book cover of Locus Amoenus

Locus Amoenus

(2015)
A novel by

 
 
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 eighteen, is beginning to suspect that something is rotten in the United States of America, when 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 8th 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.

    

Used availability for Victoria N Alexander's Locus Amoenus

Hardback Editions

May 2015 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: Locus Amoenus
Author(s): Victoria N Alexander
ISBN: 1-57962-391-3 / 978-1-57962-391-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Permanent Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

March 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumb

Title: Locus Amoenus
Author(s): Victoria N Alexander
Publisher: The Permanent Press
Availability: Amazon   


March 2016 : Canada Audio edition
thumb

Title: Locus Amoenus
Author(s): Victoria N Alexander
Publisher: The Permanent Press
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2016 : UK Audio edition
thumb

Title: Locus Amoenus
Author(s): Victoria N Alexander
Publisher: The Permanent Press
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Locus Amoenus
Author(s): Victoria N Alexander
Publisher: The Permanent Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA