DELL’S RAGE is the tale of a homeless girl with extraordinary abilities that enable her to survive a childhood alone on the streets.
The character came to me in a dream and though I keyed the novel, Dell writes her own story. The life she endures is not of her making but she makes do. It is a life unhampered with the structure and constrictions of family that would normally guide one to acceptable adulthood. So she picks her own way, and suffers many setbacks, learning and discarding as she goes.
I have known children, who but for fortunate intervention, may have been thrown to the wolves in this way. There are undoubtedly other real children out there who were not so lucky as to survive such a journey with their lives or their sanity intact.
So you see, this novel is a fantasy of what might have happened if there ever was a girl who had all the luck and pluck of Dell. Dell, who has no last name, but thinks she might be Irish.