Seitz novel is a tale of redemption which was set in the flatlands of the South. At the beginning of the story, Priscilla, a single mother, found out that she was pregnant with her third child. Her oldest child, Rainey is seventeen years of age and has down syndrome while Janie, the youngest was only eight. Priscilla doesn’t know how she will be able to manage her life with another child and so she quit her job and hits he road with her kids and her parents to search for answers.
The narrative of the story is told alternately by Janie, an innocent kid and wise beyond her years Seitz brings the topic of abortion to light through the eyes of a child, Janie who questions and insight force the reader to dig deeper and face the truth1. Nicole Seitz does not shy away from expressing her complete opposition for this practice (abortion) in the novel2.
- “Saving Cicadas forced me to think and wrestle with my own presuppositions and opinions.”3
- “It’s so much deeper and thought-provoking than much of the fiction on the market today, and it makes a powerful statement about life while not making light of the difficult choices facing single mothers.” -R.Ritta, Amazon Review4
Through vivid and unforgettable characters, Saving Cicadas reminds all the sheer beauty in the miracle of life.
ISBN 1595545034, 314 pages, Publisher – Thomas Nelson