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The Hawkman

by Jane Rosenberg LaForge

Release Date: 6/5/2018

ISBN: 9781944995676 | eBook ISBN: 9781944995683

A fairy tale of the Great War

A great war, a great love, and the mythology that unites them; The Hawkman: A Fairy Tale of the Great War is a lyrical adaptation of a beloved classic.

Set against the shattering events of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, at the tale’s heart are an American schoolteacher—dynamic and imaginative—and an Irish musician, homeless and hated—who have survived bloodshed, poverty, and sickness to be thrown together in an English village. Together they quietly hide from the world in a small cottage. 

Too soon, reality shatters their serenity, and they must face the parochial community. Unbeknownst to all, a legend is in the making—one that will speak of courage and resilience amidst the forces that brought the couple together even as outside forces threaten to tear them apart.


LaForge’s writing is ethereal, and her elements of magical realism are beautifully interspersed throughout the novel.
— Historical Novel Society
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About Jane Rosenberg LaForge

Jane Rosenberg LaForge was born in Los Angeles to a pair of political and news junkies. Her early career in journalism took her throughout California, Maryland, and upstate New York. She enrolled in a graduate creative writing program in order to write a novel based on a court case she covered. Her studies led to a career as a college English instructor and writing literary criticism. She is also the author of four poetry chapbooks and two full-length poetry collections. She lives in New York with her husband, Patrick; daughter, Eva; and their cat, Zeka.