Origins of the Universe and Humanity Come Alive in New Book by Angela Menking

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The central character, Emily, communicates secrets of existence from Paradise in "The Shadow Upstream."

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Author Angela Menking presents her beliefs on the nature of the universe and human existence through her new novel, “The Shadow Upstream” (published by Xlibris).

“The Shadow Upstream” centers on a girl called Emily, who pens the introduction of the book after her death. She now lives in Paradise where her nerves and body have been restored.

Emily is able to see the past, present, and future, and she has access to the files of the universe. She discusses the nature of reality, human origins, and several discoveries in science and consciousness. Emily also reveals details of her last few years on Earth.

Through her book, Menking aims to break barriers that she believes holds readers back from achieving their true potential. She hopes readers will enjoy Emily’s childlike wonder, as well as the high novelty of the language.

An excerpt from “The Shadow Upstream:”

“I died in a stupid car accident on my way to a kooky meeting about clouds. I felt refreshed, having played lots of tennis lately. My pulse was gardeny. My mind in hyperspace, like the world at that time. A speeding up and concrescence of everything. Wondrous things. A designer human, photon physics, and space archeology. The Age of Terror, of course.”

“The Shadow Upstream”
By Angela Menking
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 162 pages | ISBN 9781413426502
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author:

Angela Menking has worked in psychiatric and critical care nursing for 20 years. She has previously published “In Her Garden,” “Encroaching on the Iris” and “The Speeded Sky,” as well as several poems in Porcupine Literary Arts magazine.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists, and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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