Phoenix (PRWEB) September 24, 2015 -- Long-term comas are not just the stuff of soap operas.
Maggie Hinton, author of the new book “Crossing Caine’s Road,” dealt with the care of someone in a long-term coma. Her daughter was in a devastating car accident while riding with her boyfriend, who after the collision was in a coma for more than a year. In her book, Hinton drew from the experience of caring for the young man, all the while being more exposed to issues that she felt the general public was not aware of.
“In today’s culture, promises made are not easily honored. This story depicts such commitments,” Hinton said. “The questions of ‘living wills’ and obligations to comatose patients is much more complex than most people realize and can be very frightening. You may have parties who are literally fighting to pull the plug on people who can’t defend themselves.”
However, the new novel is not meant to only explore bioethics. Hinton, who was also a teacher for many years, tells the story of Melanie Greyson, a woman who moves to a small village in northern Arizona to teach—trying to live after her husband has been in a coma for six years.
Upon her arrival, Melanie rediscovers both the joys and pains that life can bring after her many years of isolation—caring for her children and husband. She enters into a romantic relationship that causes conflict between her heart and her head, struggles against a corrupt school administration and combats the racism against her predominantly Native American students.
“From working as a teacher in the Southwest, I have seen discrimination against Native American students,” Hinton said. “One of my goals is to increase the public’s attention of this issue and help improve graduation rates.”
For more information, see the Kirkus review.
“Crossing Caine’s Road”
By Maggie Hinton
Available in softcover, hardcover, e-book
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Trafford Publishing
About the author
Maggie Hinton is a veteran schoolteacher. Having traveled to over twenty countries, from Egypt to the British Isles, she has both taught and performed her duties as a counselor to high school students. She now lives near Phoenix, Arizona where she is working to change the spelling and phonetic structures of words in the English language. Her upcoming book is about this topic. She has published two other novels.
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