Devine’s novel, inspired by a controversial eminent domain battle between the residents and the City of Norwood in Ohio, debuted just as the Supreme Court was lessening restraints on government’s power to implement eminent domain.
“At the time Deanne pitched the novel, the national controversy didn’t even exist,” admitted Lighthouse Press publisher, Ron Richard. “We certainly never foresaw the confiscation of personal property merely for the increase to a city’s tax base. But even without the unbelievable change in the law, Deanne’s work shows what this means on a very personal level. This novel is, quite frankly, important fiction.”
Live Armadillos is Devine Devine’s second novel. Readers can also sample her work in upcoming issues of Mt. Zion Press and The Deepening Review of Speculative Fiction, two publications offering short literary fiction.
For more information, visit the author’s website at www.DeanneDevine.com or the publisher’s website at www.TheLighthousePress.com.
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