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New novel "In Memory of Central Park."

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Author, activist Queenelle Minet discusses her new novel "In Memory of Central Park." Minet currently resides in Larkspur, CA. She holds a master’s degree in psychology from Antioch University West, a master’s degree in theater arts from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Penn State University. A licensed marriage and family therapist, she is currently a member of the American Psychological Association and numerous environmental organizations. Visit www.centralparknovel.com for more information. In her new novel, Minet presents a vision of a future New York City where both nature and civil liberties have ceased to exist. The fact is that global warming, rising sea levels and overflowing landfills are currently threatening our way of life. According to Minet, if we don’t make significant changes now, we are putting ourselves and our planet in serious jeopardy. “In Memory of Central Park transports the reader to a world both completely different and uncomfortably similar to the one in which we live,” says Minet, a progressive environmental advocate and psychotherapist. “By engrossing readers in an entertaining story, I hope to make a difference in terms of how readers view the important issues of our day, including environmental degradation, global warming, and the erosion of our civil liberties.” Set in 2050, “In Memory of Central Park” presents a vision of a New York City that has been encased in a massive terrorist-proof shell, with no one able to travel in or out. In this dark world, people begin falling ill and dying as a result of pollution trapped inside the very structures meant to protect them. The novel’s main characters are lovers Noah and Margaret, who navigate their forbidden relationship inside the politically repressive, encapsulated city.