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In the harsh landscape of the Arizona desert, seven-year-old Saad Hunter and his little brother Jak, five, struggle to survive the aftereffects of a devastating virus. Communities are ravaged by a werewolf disease, and no one knows who will get it next. Their father is a legendary werewolf hunter, and both boys constantly seek his approval. Conditions are so harsh, Saad wo ...more
Published July 2nd 2018 by Dr. Maria J. Estrada
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This is an entertaining novella that I finished reading in one sitting. It is set in a post-apocalyptic future where there is great danger in the world. Resources are scarce and hard to find. In what towns that still exist, people must trade for items rather than purchase them with cash. Life may be harsh in this future, but there is still love and ready assistance. But the biggest danger comes from what appear to be werewolves. Those who have succumbed to this disease must be killed and their b ...more
I know people don't like when writers review their own books, but this poor little novella is really a great coming of age story and didn't get the attention it deserves. I love the idea of Nahuatls fighting modern day werewolves. If you are into this magical realism or speculative fiction, you will enjoy this book! https://www.amazon.com/Wolf-Trek-Dr-M... ...more
MARIA J. ESTRADA is an English college professor of Composition, Literature, and her favorite, Creative Writing. She grew up in the desert outside of Yuma, Arizona in the real Barrio de Los Locos, a barrio comprised of new Mexican immigrants and first-generation Chicanos. Drawing from this setting and experiences, she writes like a loca every minute she can—all while magically balancing her work a ...more
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