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.
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N.C. Marks is a contemporary writer from St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean. She holds an MSc in Environmental Management, University of London. The author of the pop culture novel PLASTERED IN PRETTY teaches high school geography. CHILDREN OF THE ASH is her debut poetry collection.