M. P. Zarrella Envisions Bleak Dystopia in Award-Winning New Novel

'A Tangeled Web’ follows one family’s search for life in a natural setting surrounded by animals

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“My characters, like Mother Nature, are resilient. A secondary theme is my fear that our modern society is losing the ability to think without devices. Are people becoming puppets in the technological world?”

RAMONA, Calif. (PRWEB) July 26, 2014

Author and award-winning journalist M. P. Zarrella invites readers to explore the possibilities of a dystopian future in her cautionary new novel, “A Tangeled Web: Rejecting Technology’s Assault on Mother Nature” (published by Abbott Press), which received the National Association of Book Entrepreneurs Spring 2014 Pinnacle Achievement Award.

In this novel, the Gilroy family lives in a technology-controlled world in 2040. Animals are outlawed. In urban areas, plants, trees and flowers are dead, and war and politics continue to confuse and anger people. The Gilroys want to escape to a place where they can live the old-fashioned way and set out in search of a better life in a more natural place.

“The theme is about taking control of your life rather than being a victim of circumstance,” Zarrella says. “My characters, like Mother Nature, are resilient. A secondary theme is my fear that our modern society is losing the ability to think without devices. Are people becoming puppets in the technological world?”

An excerpt from “A Tangeled Web”:

“One law after another was enacted. First no animals within city limits, and then no animals within three hundred miles of any population center. Zoos were outlawed because they created too much pollution and used too much water. The only way to see a real animal, exotic or domesticated, was to drive to four central locations, mostly in the plains of the Midwest and the deserts of the far West. Animals were no kept in a handful of sanctuaries.”

“A Tangeled Web”
By M. P. Zarrella
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 282 pages | ISBN 9781458208903
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 282 pages | ISBN 9781458208910
E-Book | ISBN 9781458208897
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
M. P. Zarrella began writing after a successful corporate career in information systems. An award-winning freelance writer who has been writing about people, places and things in Southern California since 2007, Zarrella has two sons, one daughter, a daughter-in-law and always a number of four legged friends. More information is available at http://www.atangeledweb.com and http://www.mpzarrellastorytellerwhocan.com.

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