Mary Margaret Park is poet, author, musician, entertainment-industry press-coordinator and music-industry co-producer and distributor whose work is self-described as "psychological and experimental fiction crossover" -- which can seem a bit bizarre for those not familiar with this genre.
The vehicle by which the author presents her work to readers is, itself, unusual in that it is posted on a webpage in the form of installments of a larger, on-going work with notices of new installments delivered to the email addresses of members of a sign-up list. Members are encouraged to give feedback in the form of real-time comments (which in and of themselves make pretty interesting reading) on the same webpage. In addition, each installment is to be accompanied by an MP3 "soundtrack" which should add another interesting dimension to the work.
"Shadow Cure" is a hard-driving, gritty "martial arts (psychological) drama" about a young Asian boy, Lao, whose sister is dying and needs a heart transplant. Unfortunately, insurance coverage has been denied and Lao's parents don't have that kind of money...
After being invited to a brutal, rule-less, "extreme" street-match -- called a "pit-fight" -- by one of his friends and learning that an accomplished fighter can make upwards to $25,000 per match, Lao hits upon an idea of how to get enough money to afford his sister's surgery...
Access "Shadow Cure" at: http://www.shadowcure.com .
There are three other similarly formatted, on-going works by the author at the following links:
"Devil'z Hide" at http://www.devilzhide.com . Read my review of "Devil'z Hide" here on Gather at http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474981654161
"The Road Avenger" at http://www.theroadavenger.com
"Pharmacy 7" at http://www.pharmacy7novel.com
You can also access the author's info webpage at: http://www.marymargaretpark.com/about .
Weâ€™d like to remember Jayne Pupek (1962-2010), who aided us with our early demo drafts (â€œDevilâ€™z Hide: I dreamt Redemptionâ€, â€œShadow Cure: The Pitâ€, â€œThe Road Avenger: Public-Demo 1â€). We are honored and proud to have served the creative-writing industries with her, and encourage everyone to read her novel, â€œTomato Girlâ€ (Algonquin Books). Jayneâ€™s spirit, humor, and insight will be missed.
In memory of â€œPat Moritaâ€, â€œVictor Wongâ€, and â€œMakoâ€, whose performances have inspired us to become masters of ourselves and our lives.