As a global human rights movement sweeps through the streets of 82 countries and hundreds of U.S. cities, the author of BLIND PLANET supports the courage of those peacefully protesting For The People and By The People.
BLIND PLANET is a collaboration between the author and the artist, a journey on a creative path that eventually led to this modest work of fiction and a message for humanity as we move towards a profound near future.
The author, Barbara Harsh, Ph.D., and Artist, Wanda Harris, utilized the novella form with imagery and allegory to create a powerful and profound message. This first in a trilogy, resonates with global current events and the angst of the 99%. Corruption, wealth consolidation, resource depletion and human rights issues are intertwined in this critically-acclaimed novella. A must read for all ages.
Reviewer comments: Ms. Harsh's writing is a very simple clear, crip and rich prose style that borders, in certain passages, on being poetry. The cover art is stunning and attention-grabbing. It certainly got my attention. The book would qualify as a "novella," meaning that it is longer than a short story and shorter than a standard novel length. While more common in Europe, there are only a few famous instances of novellas in American literature (e.g., Herman Melville's "Bartleby the Scrivener" and Truman Capote's "Breakfast at Tiffany's"). I find it refreshing to see new writers experimenting with novellas--which are normally very difficult to publish unless one is a "big name" writer--and that these writers are saying that sometimes less is better in a time when 400 page blockbusters abound.