Lushly written with rich and vivid characters, SANTA OLIVIA is Jacqueline Carey's take on comic book superheroes and the classic werewolf myth. Loup Garron was born and raised in Santa Olivia, an isolated, disenfranchised town next to a USmilitary base inside a DMZ buffer zone betweenTexasandMexico. A fugitive "Wolf-Man" who had a love affair with a local woman, Loup's father was one of a group of men genetically-manipulated and used by theUS government as a weapon. The "Wolf-Men" were engineered to have superhuman strength, speed, sensory capability, stamina, and a total lack of fear, and Loup, named for and sharing her father's wolf-like qualities, is marked as an outsider. After her mother dies, Loup goes to live among the misfit orphans at the parish church, where they seethe from the injustices visited upon the locals by the soldiers. Eventually, the orphans find an outlet for their frustrations: They form a vigilante group to support Loup Garron who, costumed as their patron saint, Santa Olivia, uses her special abilities to avenge the town. Aware that she could lose her freedom, and possibly her life, Loup is determined to fight to redress the wrongs her community has suffered. And like the reincarnation of their patron saint, she will bring hope to all of Santa Olivia.
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|Grouping Title||santa olivia|
|Grouping Author||carey jacqueline|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-02-07 20:02:01PM|
|Last Indexed||2020-02-16 06:13:57AM|
|author||Carey, Jacqueline, 1964-|
|available_at_lafayette||Lafayette Public Library|
|detailed_location_lafayette||Lafayette General Fiction|
|display_description||"A SF/fantasy novel set in the near future and featuring a young woman with special genetically engineered 'wolf-like' powers"--Provided by publisher.|
|owning_library_lafayette||Lafayette Public Library|
|owning_location_lafayette||Lafayette Public Library|
Military occupation -- Fiction
Women heroes -- Fiction
|title_full||Santa Olivia / Jacqueline Carey|
Santa Olivia [electronic resource] / Jacqueline Carey