G.M. Monks - Iola O (Corte Madera Store)

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 7:00pm

Open-minded Iola Boggs, born in a xenophobic village, becomes a non-combat pilot during World War II. Jim Lewis, who never served, but helped with the war effort is deeply conflicted over his sexual orientation. They marry in post-war Philadelphia, and raise a family against the backdrop of the paranoid era of Joseph McCarthy. Their many differences plus need for fulfillment propel them away from each other resulting in life-changing insights. Part historical, part family saga, Iola O is a story is of resilience, diversity, and self-discovery.

G. M. Monks grew up in California and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her work has been published in Vine Leaves Literary Journal, The RavensPerch, Embodied Effigies, Kaaterskill Basin Literary Journal, GFT Press, Kansas City Voices, Picayune, Alehouse, AROHO's Wave anthology, and elsewhere. She was the runner-up in the Big Wonderful Press Funny Poem contest and received an honorable mention in the 2016 New Millennium Writings Award competition. Her prose was selected as a semifinalist in both the 2015 and 2014 Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards and in the 2014 Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize.

Location: 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Iola O Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781945805950
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bedazzled Ink Publishing - April 2019

Iola Boggs escapes a small-minded village and is proud to become a non-combat pilot during World War II. Iola meets Jim Lewis, who never served in the war but contributed in his own way to the war effort. They marry in post-war Philadelphia and raise a family against the backdrop of the paranoid era of McCarthyism.