The Darkside of Wonderland
Resurrecting the ghosts of her childhood, Eleanor Adams delves into the past, in a desperate attempt to finally conquer the demons that claimed her as a girl and have continued to haunt her as an adult. A frightening, yet beautiful tale, "the darkside of wonderland" examines the ravaging effects of trauma on the mind and one woman's resilient struggle to overcome her madness and her fear. More
“The apple shall damn you and curiosity kill you” is the lesson little girls are taught while boys are busy outside climbing trees and digging up worms…but Eleanor Adams simply could not help herself. The open-ended question was always there –alive and pulsating- Innocence or knowledge? And so Eleanor ate the apple and chased that white rabbit down into the depths of a dark world full of violence, drugs and madness.
Emily Michael’s debut novel, the darkside of wonderland, is a detailed and often disturbing examination of the ravaging effects trauma can have on the mind. Eleanor Adams has been telling and retelling herself the story of her life in an attempt to heal and solidify its truth. But only as she ages does the distance of time afford Eleanor the strength to revisit and re-examine her personal narrative and the lies she has potentially interwoven to absolve herself, and condemn others, for the crimes that were committed.
Resurrecting the ghosts of her childhood, Eleanor delves into the past, in a desperate attempt to finally conquer the demons that claimed her as a girl and have continued to haunt her as an adult.
A frightening, yet beautiful tale, the darkside of wonderland begs the question- Innocence or knowledge? What are you willing to know? What are you willing to remember?
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