Diana Rises

By Keith Fentonmiller

Draft 1 Posted Date: 12/1/2011

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A fictional memoir with mythic overtones, Diana Rises recounts Diana Lux's struggle with what appears to be a unique form of hereditary schizophrenia in which the Lux women come to believe that the god Apollo is stalking them. As a teen in the 70's, Diana rejects her eccentric mother's claim that they descend from Daphne, the nymph of Greek legend who turned into a laurel tree to escape Apollo. But her skepticism of the supernatural begins to unravel in college, when to protest the school's treatment of female athletes, she tries out for the football team and encounters the ghost of a long-dead coach. Later, a legendary Detroit music producer accosts Diana, claiming to be the god Apollo and she the nymph Daphne. Diana sees more ghosts, and each encounter precedes an attempted rape by an Apollo-possessed man. As Diana grapples with what she assumes is mental illness, she becomes more and more convinced that the centuries-old 'Daphne curse' is very real.

About the Author:

When not writing fiction, Keith works as a consumer protection attorney for the Federal Trade Commission. He is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan.

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