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When a Stranger Comes

Label
When a Stranger Comes
Title
When a Stranger Comes
Statement of responsibility
Karen S. Bell
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Subject
Summary
Author Alexa Wainwright vows to do whatever it takes to attain the heady ego-stroking success of her debut. But is she really? Witnessing an out-of-the-blue lightning bolt whose giant tendrils spread over the blue sky and city streets below her loft window, Alexa doesn’t realize just how this vow will be tested as she’s magically transported to an alternate reality. In this universe, the characters from her books are given the breath of life and she meets publisher, King Blakemore, who just might be the Devil himself. At first, she shrugs off her doubts about this peculiar publisher and very lucrative book deal offer because the temptation of riches and refound fame is too strong. But all too soon, Alexa realizes she’s trapped in an underworld of evil from which she desperately wants to escape. Immediately, she finds herself in an iron-clad book contract that changes its wording whenever she thinks of a loophole. Desperate to get her life back, she devises schemes to untether herself from this hellish existence. She’s also aided by the forces for good who attempt to remove King's hold on her. However, King Blakemore is cleverer and more powerful than she or her guardian angels can begin to understand. Playfully, King decides to give Alexa a second chance to save herself from eternity with him and to be free. He offers her the prospect of a rewrite, as most authors do as part of the writing process. Given this chance, will Alexa make the same choices and the same mistakes again? Alexa's pact with the Devil is an allegory for the evil lurking in our midst. The social decay of modern society with its excessive greed, the ignorance of our political leaders, and our indifference toward the survival of all species from the effects of climate change, among other environmental pressures, are perhaps brought forth by the darkest forces of human nature
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Karen Bell
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English
Label
When a Stranger Comes
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Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300015669
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780530008943
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
When a Stranger Comes
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300015669
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780530008943
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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