Parallel Lives A Love Story
Experience the 1960s first-hand through the eyes of a mute girl and a reckless boy who are haunted by the other and the lessons they each must learn to be united. A novel about parallel lives, the power of communication, and the redemptive fire of love set against time of cataclysmic change.
Maja and Billy
Maja Hawthorne and Billy Wayman Wolfe come from opposite worlds but when their eyes meet they know one another in a profound and certain way. Each of them, separately and in parallel, fight against social expectations, their private longings and ultimately who they are for who they become. Their circumstances pull them together. Their flaws spin them apart.
Maja begins invisible, misinformed and silent. Billy starts out using words of power to threaten, bully and lead others. Throughout the story these two characters are forced to confront their relationship to the spoken word as they endure emotional and physical pain.
Spanning 10 years across the ever-changing face of San Francisco when the great divide of economics and culture no longer kept people separated, no matter how different, Parallel Lives A Love Story demonstrates that our chances for love and happiness are never truly over or used up. Success hangs on readiness and timing.
Coming of age during the relative calm of the ’50s, Maj and Billy’s paths cross during the turbulent ’60s at pivotal historic moments as they each attempt to survive the edgy challenges of the great transition toward change. Now, as adults, before they can set out on their own, first they each must find and confront the unforgettable and mysterious other.
What if each of us is promised one wild and precious someone for a lifetime?
What if to seize this true love
first both parties must undergo an arduous and dangerous journey separately?