Alma's Daughter
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Journalist Billy Caldwell thought he knew all there was to know about his legendary Aunt Alma. But when summoned home to his dying mother’s bedside he learns that his mother’s beautiful younger sister, known locally as “Crazy Alma,” was not his aunt at all, but his birth mother. And just to make matters worse, her possessed daughter Bonnie May was his half-sister. The proof, his father proclaims, lies in a journal where over the years he had chronicled not only Alma’s bizarre story, but Bonnie May’s as well. Born in eastern Kentucky in the mid-fifties Alma’s gifted, yet often spiteful “child of the hinterland” had a remarkable secret. For residing within this troubled adolescent’s id lived a bizarre and malevolent entity. Always ready for a little “fun and games,” this creature of darkness would often defy even its pubescent host in order to take on a life of its own. Then like a demon from hell–first in Kentucky and then later in California–this nightmarish creature would become virtually uncontrollable, destroying whatever Bonnie May, or it, wanted destroyed. Realizing that his father’s unfinished manuscript has raised more questions than answers, Billy heads out across the country to try and find the woman who gave him life; and if possible, to confirm, or deny, his father’s remarkable tale.
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