Ipswich, MA (PRWEB) February 7, 2008
Oceanview Publishing will release Rabbit in the Moon by Deborah and Joel Shlian on June 1, 2008.
A richly textured, multilayered thriller, Rabbit in the Moon (Oceanview, ISBN: 978-1-933515-14-4, $24.95) introduces Dr. Lili Quan.
San Francisco, 1989: Forty years after Mao and his People's Liberation Army set out to change China forever, Dr. Lili Quan prepares for a journey that will change her life forever. In her 27 years, Lili had rarely thought of herself as anything but an American. But to honor her mother's dying wish that Lili "return home," Lili reluctantly sets out for China.
For Lili, a passionate idealist, this will be an extraordinary trip filled with remarkable discoveries - from meeting and falling in love with Chi-Wen Zhou, a victim of the Cutural Revolution and zealous Taoist, to finding Dr. Ni-Fu Cheng, the grandfather Lili believed had died years before. But it was Dr. Cheng who had made the most remarkable discovery of all: he discovered the secret to long life.
Dr. Cheng shares his discovery with Lili, which puts her life in jeopardy. As greedy and unscrupulous men vie for control of the most earth-shattering discovery of the century, Lili becomes a pawn in a deadly and dangerous international game. Before Lili Quan can hold the key to the future, she must unlock the deadly secrets of the past.
A rich tapestry of suspense, intrigue and discovery, Rabbit in the Moon is a moving and miraculous tale about finding hope - and finding home.
George Anders, New York Times best-selling author of Perfect Enough, and co-recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, 1997, calls Rabbit in the Moon "a sweeping, ambitious book whose time has come. The stakes in this Chinese-American thriller are huge; the action is fast-paced and full of ingenious plot twists."
Susan Greger, Publisher at Oceanview, commented, "It is our great pleasure to announce the forthcoming release of Rabbit in the Moon by Deborah and Joel Shlian. A dynamic page-turner that blends topical issues of longevity and ethics with pulse-pounding suspense, Rabbit in the Moon is an exemplary novel by an extraordinary writing team. Deborah and Joel Shlian have crafted what may well be one of the most talked-about books of the season."
Deborah and Joel Shlian have collaborated in both their vocations and avocations. They practiced medicine together in a large multispecialty group before returning to UCLA for MBAs, and now balance medical management consulting with writing. Two of their novels have been optioned for Hollywood films. After 25 years in Los Angeles, they moved to Florida and now reside in Boca Raton. Oceanview Publishing (http://www.oceanviewpub.com) is an independent book publisher headquartered in Ipswich, Massachusetts. Rabbit in the Moon will be available in bookstores nationwide in June 2008. Members of the news media wishing to request more information are kindly asked to contact Maryglenn McCombs by phone - (615) 297-9875, or by email - maryglenn(at)maryglenn.com.