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Meet Mirand5x8_FF_Cover_05-20-21 Front Cover Onlya McGuire. English Lit major, aspiring novelist, and snowflake activist. To say that she was raised by her bipolar father would be inaccurate. If there was a caretaker in the McGuire household after her mother bolted for the West Coast, that title would most certainly belong to Miranda.

A classic overachiever, fluent in everything from prose to politics to particle physics, she is wise beyond her eighteen years.

But a dark secret crouches in the shadow of her stellar grade point averageโ€”opioid addiction, the backwash of a pain med prescription turned toxic. As her life unravels, her ravenous hunger for pills only grows. A hunger that will compromise her morals, test her humanity, and cost her everything she loves.

Set in the Deep South during the single most dangerous year in modern American history, this novelโ€”the first in the Miranda Rights seriesโ€”chronicles a young womanโ€™s journey through the broken criminal justice system and follows her as she attempts to weather the storm that is 2020 . . . Year of the virus. Year of the protest. Year of the Firefly.

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