Fiction. Young Adult. Women's Studies. PLASTERED IN PRETTY is a dystopian tale. N.C. Marks activates, deactivates at will the Alice in Wonderland syndrome in a Caribbean paradise. Facebook and Instagram are virtual religious icons. A pyromaniac burns a new-born in the late night, office-bound civil servants chat only via WhatsApp, friends with benefits, "Persons With Pedigree," flamboyant vagrants, a car accident victim in distress over her $1,000-hairpiece, a rapist landlord, a government minister's "mysterious snake," a church first lady protects her psychopathic son with hush money, and the willful but fragile protagonist is not yet among this list of characters! Vivid, with a disturbing accuracy of social media posts, and often funny.
N.C. Marks (Natasha C. Marks) is a writer from St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Marks holds an MSc in Environmental Management from the University of London and teaches geography at the St. Vincent Girls' High School in her Caribbean homeland. Her previous publications are When Silence Speaks (2011) and Memoirs of a Teacher (2012). Marks's writings have appeared in The Daily Herald, repeatingislands.com, and Moko - Caribbean Arts and Letters.Author City: KINGSTOWN SVI