LIVING THE AMERICAN DAY DREAM
Glance around. Imagine that all the scenery beyond these words isn’t real, nor are they. Instead, imagine that you’re actually locked up in a jail cell, and the “reality” around you is nothing but a digitally created illusion generated by a microchip implanted in your brain. Would you rather go back to sleep and continue dwelling in the world you’ve always known, even if it’s not real? Or would you prefer to pursue the mysterious truth about where—and who—you really are?
This provocative premise lies at the heart of American Day Dream (Freedom Voices Press, 2015), a gripping new thriller by Margot Pepper. Read More…
Through the Wall: A Year in Havana
Margot Pepper’s memoir propels us through the blockade to post-cold war Cuba. It’s a surreal world where high-ranking officials are required to pick up hitch-hikers. Root canals, cosmetic surgery and graduate school are free, but toilet paper is exorbitant. There’s no income tax nor homelessness, yet no house-paint either. As the story unfolds, Margot pursues a passionate love affair with a penniless Mexican poet who shakes up her views about Cuba. With cinematic vividness, Through the Wall reveals the failures and successes of one of the few functioning alternatives to corporate-run government, and draws out lessons that will be embraced by all who believe another world is possible. Read More…