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"The Drowning Guard" by Linda Lafferty

Roger Adams

On Tuesday (9-3-2013,) local teacher and equestrian turned author Linda Lafferty will publish the second book in a three-book deal with Amazon Publishing: The Drowning Guard: A Novel of the Ottoman Empire.  The official book launch will be held at the Pitkin County Library at 6pm (click for details.)

The book is set in the time of the Ottoman Empire where women are, by law and religion, subordinate to men.  Author Lafferty sits down with Aspen Public Radio’s Roger Adams to talk about the heroine of her book, a feminist in 1826 Constantinople.

The Drowning Guard tells the story of Esma Sultan the daughter and sister of Ottoman Sultans.  Esma, despite a proclivity for having her lovers drowned, is a keen observer of her male-dominated environment and an agent of change.  The historical fiction novel is at once rich with atmospheric detail, forbidden passion and palace intrigue.  

Credit Roger Adams
Linda Lafferty

Last year, Lafferty signed a three-book deal with Amazon Publishing.  Amazon is best known for its internet sales and E-books.  Her first novel for Amazon, The Bloodletter’s Daughter, is currently number seven on Amazon’s Historical Fiction Bestseller list and has sold more than 100 thousand copies.

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