Date Published: SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2020
Publisher: HURN PUBLICATIONS
A memoir turned into thrilling fiction; Moon in Bastet is based on the life
of author E. S. Danon. The story follows a fourteen-year-old girl named Eva,
an orphan living in the Negev desert of Israel who is working as a custodian
of Cirque Du Christianisme. Her life is controlled by a volatile drunk named
Bella who favors a group of equally volatile teenage bullies over her and
her own safety or sanity.
Bullied, neglected, and alone – Eva’s only friends are an odd,
thirteen–year–old Sephardic boy named Jack and a small cohort of
Bedouin sister-wives. On the brink of giving up on life, Eva stumbles upon a
mysterious cat in the middle of the desert. Or really, did the cat stumble
Together they must fight to stay alive, win the battles thrown at them, and
Eva must learn to not only lean on others but to trust in herself.
Filled with mystery, magic, and symbolism – Moon in Bastet is a story
of resilience, survivorship, forgiveness, and women empowerment. This is a
work filled with Jewish mysticism that can be enjoyed by people of all
races, ages, and religions everywhere.
About the Author
Elizabeth Danon received her B.S. in Marine Science from Stony Brook
University before working as a Marine Biologist for the National Marine
Fisheries Service. She traveled the U.S. Eastern Seaboard and Gulf of
Mexico: collecting data aboard commercial fishing vessels and dredges.
When that didn’t pan out to be the glorified job that she expected,
finding herself covered in shark snot and fish scales daily, Elizabeth
became a technical writer. In her spare time, she began doing standup comedy
after taking comedy bootcamp with the Armed Services Arts Partnership. At
this time, she married the most wonderful man who also provides most of her
joke writing material. Unfortunately, because he’s Indian he has also
enabled her Maggi addiction… Like she needed that on top of her
already long-standing iced coffee issues.
Her favorite show is Schitt’s Creek, as she feels a special bond to
her fellow comedians – and Sephardic brethren. Growing up half-Jewish
herself, Elizabeth eventually converted to being full-Jewish with Temple
Israel as a student of Rabbi Panitz.
Her enriched, but complicated, heritage has been an inspiration for most of
her creative writing. Being an Aries, she has always felt like a leader and
has therefore integrated her feminist beliefs into her work, albeit dropping
every women’s studies course that she ever elected in college.
Additionally, her writing has an unmistakable international presence.
Elizabeth wanted to discover as much as she could about her Sephardic
Heritage and went on Birthright, followed by her independent travels to over
ten other countries… carrying nothing but a red bookbag.
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