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The Flower Daughter K R Lobel

The Flower Daughter

K R Lobel

Published September 1st 2011
ISBN : 9780983301158
Paperback
296 pages
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The Flower Daughter is about the spiritual relationship between a father and daughter over seven incarnations. It begins in 1750 B.C. and ends in 2107 A.D. Ani and her father, Nechton, are caught in the political struggle between matrilineal andMoreThe Flower Daughter is about the spiritual relationship between a father and daughter over seven incarnations. It begins in 1750 B.C. and ends in 2107 A.D. Ani and her father, Nechton, are caught in the political struggle between matrilineal and patrilineal societies, and it has become personal. Although they dont always recognize each other, their paths cross throughout the millennia. From politically troubled and violent pre-historic England to the colonization of the moon, Ani and Nechton must learn to live in peace and respect. You would be forgiven for thinking that it was just another piece of fiction about how people lived in the past, with a spin of a long saga of one father and one daughter. However, you might also be surprised. This book sneaks up on you. The telling is not the one of enduring love of a father and daughter over millennia. It is more complex than that. Honor and respect by both for each, for who they are, what they are, and the old tale of place and power that men and women hold in all societies, from the earliest to the next, come to be part of this story. Maybe a womans view as told to James Michener might not be out of place. Before you know it the author has you enmeshed in the almost real lives of complicated people, events, and relationships that have an old truth in them. There was an ancient king who asked the fairies to make a daughter for him out of flower petals because he believed flowers to be weak, and in asking this he thought he could keep his child subservient to him. But the king forgot that fairies love flowers more than any other thing in the two kingdoms so when they made the flower daughter they gave her a strong mind and an independent will. (The end of the myth - but not in this book) Later the flower daughter joined with her brother to overcome their father. As the king lay dying, he forgave his son, because sons are expected to vanquish their fathers, but he could not forgive his daughter for defying him and he cursed her. --------------------------- A fascinating chronicle of human struggle, hardship, and triumph, with an emphasis on womens subordination throughout history. Jasmine Haynes, author of the Max Starr paranormal mystery series, Dead to the Max, Book 1. Jasmine also writes as Jennifer Skully, her latest book, Baby, Ill Find You now available. www.jasminehaynes.com K R Lobels The Flower Daughter is an epic battle between the sexes for independence and earthly power. The violent story is laced with the love shared by blood relatives as they pass through changing worlds throughout the ages. The influence of religion on gender politics takes center stage in many of the chapters of this historical novel. Chapters span from early days of goddess worship to modern patriarchal times and then beyond. Each chapter is its own story, connected to the other chapters by a thread of ever changing color. The authors creative spin on history entertains, but more importantly, plants in the reader lingering questions about gender and power in our own time. Meticulously researched by the author with a robust bibliography, The Flower Daughter will appeal to readers interested in roles of women throughout global history. J.J. Brown, author of Death and the Dream now available at book retailers worldwide. www.jjbrownauthor.com ---------------------------