"The Last Invisible Continent is an important book, a superb mixing of the personal and the political." -- The Columbus Free Press
Michael Allen Potter is an award-winning playwright, poet, and essayist who holds degrees in English and creative writing from Union College (New York), San Francisco State University, and The University of Iowa.
His work has been published widely in journals and anthologies in the US, the UK, and in Canada and a documentary about the search for his family was featured on Weekend America.
"ANONYMOUS is just terrific!" – Paul Rudnick, Playwright (I Hate Hamlet), Novelist (Social Disease), and Screenwriter (In & Out)
"Michael [writes about] things of matter and importance." – Marcia Gay Harden, Star of Stage (Angels in America) and Screen (Pollock)
"Tennessee Williams would be proud!" – Gregory Gerard, Author of In Jupiter's Shadow
This collection, exclusive to Google Play Books, includes: ANONYMOUS, Jesus Christ is Alive and Well and Living in Sweden, and KEROUWHACKED!
Aneta and Filip, the children’s parents, are distraught when their children are taken into care. Aneta maintains she is innocent of harming them, while Filip appears bewildered and out of his depth. It’s true the family has never come to the attention of the social services before and little Kit and Molly appear to have been well looked after, but Kit has a broken arm and bruises on his face. Could it be they were a result of a genuine accident as Aneta is claiming?
Both children become sick with a mysterious illness while, experienced foster carer, Cathy, is looking after them. Very worried, she asks for more hospital tests to be done. They’ve already had a lot. When Cathy’s daughter, Lucy, becomes ill too she believes she has found the cause of Kit and Molly’s illness and the parents aren’t to blame. However, nothing could be further from the truth and what comes to light is far more sinister and shocking.
Scrawny, filthy and wide-eyed with fear when they turn up on foster carer Maggie Hartley's doorstep, these young siblings have hardly set foot outside their own home. They have been prisoners, locked in a terrifying world of abuse and violence.
Maggie soon realises that Evie and Elliot are lacking the basic life skills we all take for granted. The outside world terrifies them; the sound of the doorbell sends them into a panic that takes hours to abate. Gradually unlocking the truth of their heart-breaking upbringing, Maggie tells their shocking true story.
From emotionally scarred and damaged little children, we see how - with warmth and dedication - Maggie transforms their lives. As this moving story unfolds, we share Maggie's joy when these children finally smile again, when they realise they do have a future after all.
Discover why readers have fallen in love with Maggie Hartley
"I absolutely loved this book. It is up there with one of the best. I have laughed and I have cried. I would give it ten stars if I could." - Amazon Reviewer, 5 stars
"If you haven't read Maggie's books they are a must read." - Amazon Reviewer, 5 stars
"Such a heart-breaking story you just can't put this book down. I have read many books of this genre and this is one of the best. Hard hitting and real... don't miss this one!" - Amazon Reviewer, 5 stars