Author N.D. Etherly Shares a Compelling Journey in Her Debut Novel “Numbing Nadine”

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Hispanic-American Woman Seeks Closure and Acceptance in New Book

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“A happy family is but an earlier heaven,” says John Bowring, an English political economist, traveler, miscellaneous writer, polyglot, and the 4th Governor of Hong Kong. Many would want to experience that heaven in the family. However, what if people had to go through hell, or endure purgatory for years before attaining that kind of heaven? Author N.D. Etherly’s newly published fantasy fiction, Numbing Nadine, reveals the intricacies of such a compelling story.

Etherly’s riveting story is a hodgepodge of incidents in Nadine Hernandez’s life that compromises her security, maturity, and morals. Fragments of her life explode in her memory at various ages and viewpoints, shattering a comfortable zone of denial and repression.

Nadine, half- Hispanic and half-white, finds herself unable to identify or sympathize with either race. Horrified and embittered with choices, events and experiences throughout her life in various South Texas towns, Nadine struggles with her sexuality, her conscience, and her distrust of men in her quest for self-acceptance and closure.

Engaging, evocative, and empowering, Numbing Nadine is a tale that allows readers to witness one woman’s heartwarming journey towards self-acceptance and closure, and invite them to also come to their own. Etherly has cleverly crafted a story that lingers in readers’ hearts and minds long after its final pages have been turned.

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About the Author
N. D. Etherly is a poet, an artist, and a writer. She was born in Laredo, Texas. She travels extensively throughout Texas and resides in her native Laredo.

Numbing Nadine * by N.D. Etherly
Publication Date: December 28, 2012
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 88 pages; 978-1-4797-3285-2
Trade Hardback; $24.99; 88 pages; 978-1-4797-3286-9
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4797-3287-6

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