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Depth of Focus: The Stanzas

Depth of Focus: The Stanzas

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KenyaDWilliamson By KenyaDWilliamson Updated Jan 18, 2012

Drama. Comedy. Family friction. Romance. The fight for independence. In this verse novel -- which can also be read in paragraphs -- Danni confronts the people and situations she's run from in order to keep her sanity. But, what's a little insanity between friends and family?

After years of putting her family first, Danni decides it's finally time to take care of her own wants and needs. But, leaving everyone behind to follow her dreams in a new city presents its own set of challenges for the twenty-four-year-old aspiring photographer who didn't get to go to college when she had the chance. Without a scholarship, she’s financially on her own.

As she struggles to balance a meddling roommate, nosy neighbor, former lover, current lover, mostly-absent father, jealous sibling, insecure best friend and suicidal mother with the demands of her lousy waitressing job, approaching birthday party and shrinking college fund, she realizes her dreams might not come true. Returning home a failure becomes more and more likely by the day. But, if she continues keeping everyone who cares about her at arm's length, she stands to lose a lot more than a promising career. She could lose her family and a shot at what she fears the most – falling in love.

Both Depth of Focus: A Novel and Depth of Focus: The Stanzas are adaptations of Kenya D. Williamson's original script. For those fond of alliteration and the pacing of poetry, the entire novel is actually verse, but can be read as -- what would appear to be -- normal prose.

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