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The Wasps and the Locusts

ISBN: 9780985913618
Binding: Paperback
Author: Rod Murphy
Pages: 396
Trim: 5.25 x 8 inches
Published: 12/17/2013

Rod Murphy's religious allegory and satirical fable uses the natural world and its inhabitants to enact a drama of epic proportions-the ultimate clash of good and evil. Populated by symbolic animal characters the Man's Farm becomes a stage where the biblical Book of Joel comes to life.

Amanda the wasp -  displaced and alone on the Man's Farm - must fight to survive in a hostile polluted world. After she joins the nest of another wasp species her new home proves malevolent and treacherous. She must combat petty jealousy and internecine conflict to ensure her own survival and that of her new home. When a dubious alliance is formed between her adoptive wasp family and the hornets Amanda realizes something is gravely wrong but what exactly is afoot? And when she realizes that hordes of destructive locusts are coming bringing pestilence and starvation with them will her nestmates believe her and act accordingly or will civilization as Amanda knows it come to an end?


Rod Murphy was born and raised in California living in Sacramento and the San Francisco East Bay area. He broadened his travels on a global level during his six years in the U.S. Navy where he worked in electronics and nuclear power. He currently lives in northern Virginia working in radio spectrum management for the Federal government.