Darkstars Fantasy News

22. August 2014

Gay Friday: Santa Olivia

Category: News – Darkstar – 08:00

Santa OliviaWerwölfe, Superhelden und ein lesbischer Teenager:

Mit “Santa Olivia” hat Jacqueline Carey (Kushiel) einen ungewöhnlichen Urban Fantasy-Roman geschrieben. Ich selbst habe ihn noch nicht gelesen, aber im Netz ist man voll des Lobes:

Santa Olivia is basically a combination of werewolves and comic book heroes and adorable young gay girl love and vandalism and genetic engineering and government conspiracies and unlikely outcomes and boxing”, berichtet die US-Webiste Autostraddle. Und: “Also the writing is superb, and if you usually shy away from YA because you don’t like the tone or whatever, you still have no excuse for not reading this book.”

Die Verlagsbeschreibung liest sich dann wie folgt:

Loup Garron was born and raised in Santa Olivia, an isolated, disenfranchised town next to a US military base inside a DMZ buffer zone between Texas and Mexico. A fugitive “Wolf-Man” who had a love affair with a local woman, Loup’s father was one of a group of men genetically-manipulated and used by the US government as a weapon. The “Wolf-Men” were engineered to have superhuman strength, speed, sensory capability, stamina, and a total lack of fear, and Loup, named for and sharing her father’s wolf-like qualities, is marked as an outsider.

After her mother dies, Loup goes to live among the misfit orphans at the parish church, where they seethe from the injustices visited upon the locals by the soldiers. Eventually, the orphans find an outlet for their frustrations: They form a vigilante group to support Loup Garron who, costumed as their patron saint, Santa Olivia, uses her special abilities to avenge the town.

Aware that she could lose her freedom, and possibly her life, Loup is determined to fight to redress the wrongs her community has suffered. And like the reincarnation of their patron saint, she will bring hope to all of Santa Olivia.

Neugierig geworden?

“Santa Olivia” könnt ihr hier online bestellen: Print, ebook, Hörbuch.

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