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Revisiting haunted Green Mansions in the Everglades

Posted by dkchristi on March 29, 2014 at 10:40 PM

Revisiting haunted Green Mansions in the Everglades, March 21, 2014

Peter H. Green (St. Louis, MO United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Ghost Orchid (Kindle Edition)
As a genre writer, I am often intimidated when I encounter pure literary fiction, with its evocative descriptions, slowly evolving plots and poetic symbolism. And yet, when it is wrapped in mystery and recounts a romance which evolves with the measured pace and sudden unpredictability of an opening orchid, as in the case of D. K. Christi’s novel, I can only gasp in wonder.

Untangling the mysterious hidden life of a quiet government employee, killed in a random accident after her daily noontime walk in a nearby everglades preserve, is left to her ravishing redheaded daughter and two botanist-photographers, whose three lives are intertwined as inextricably as the airborne roots of the rare ghost orchid established in the crotch of an ancient swamp cypress tree. In a saga of missed connections and failed communications, the rootless nature of their busy lives conceals the answers to this puzzle and delays discovery of the powerful passions which gave rise to the curious isolation and quiet desperation of these vividly portrayed characters.

The symbolism of the ghost orchid, with its mysterious power to alter human lives, could not help but evoke in me the life force of Rima, the elusive wood sprite who captivated me as a hormonal teen in W. H. Hudson’s Green Mansions, a classic allegory of nature.

...absorb and feel its haunting power. —Peter H. Green, Author of Ben’s War with the U. S. Marines

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