Free spirit defines own terms in new novel

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Zachary Duresky’s ‘Desiree Fern’ posits question of free will to readers

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“I want them to remember that they have free will, that they can live life their own way,” Duresky asserts. “I also want them to feel Desiree’s impact on their lives.”

Author Zachary Duresky infuses the works of Nathanial Hawthorne and Arthur Miller into his new novel, “Desiree Fern” (published by AuthorHouse), inspired by erotic paintings, such as “Venus of Urbino,” through fiction.

Set in a Puritan village in Virginia, “Desiree Fern” tells the story of a rebellious Puritan girl – the title character - who refuses to let her village’s religious beliefs define her. Desiree Fern swims, sings and enjoys the pleasures of the body, all of which quickly earn her the title of harlot.

Everything changes when Desiree discovers an incredible power dwelling inside her. She is able to make mystical claws come out of her left fingers, a power she knows will not be welcomed in her community. Now Desiree, who has never been afraid to be herself, must keep her new power a secret. Can she do it?

Filled with romance and fantasy, “Desiree Fern” expounds on these of free will, good versus evil and true liberation. Duresky hopes readers will feel a cathartic release through Desiree.

“I want them to remember that they have free will, that they can live life their own way,” Duresky asserts. “I also want them to feel Desiree’s impact on their lives.”

“Desiree Fern”
By Zachary Duresky
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 66 pages | ISBN 9781496945839
E-Book | 66 pages | ISBN 9781496945846
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Zachary Duresky was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome at age 6 and has lived in Virginia all of his life. He graduated from J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College and Randolph Macon College.

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