The Imaginary Emperor: A Tale of Old San Francisco

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Joshua Norton is bankrupt and desperate in antebellum San Francisco. The whole nation seems to have gone mad. He discovers that madness is a viable option, and so becomes Joshua Norton I, dei gratia Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico. Many people of the city happily accept him as such. Yet he discovers that even with the power of monarchy he cannot cure the unhappiness of the country or of himself. How can he help Marina, who wishes only to sing, or Sophia, who desires only wealth? Worse, how can he help himself--and what to do with his secret treasure? Based on true stories of Old San Francisco.

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The author was born a long time ago. He spent three years in the US Army where he learned a lot of vital skills, such as how to use a soldering iron and screwdriver, as well as how to make the bed, mop the floor, and wash dishes. He grew up and spent most of his life in San Francisco. After obtaining a useless liberal arts degree, he became a social worker and did more than 20 years in the mean streets of New York City, San Francisco, and rural California. He is now devoted to writing books, which he should have been doing in the first place. He has written some science fiction and fantasy, but is now mainly interested in tales of the Old West. Some previous publications: THE TERRORIST PLOT AT GOPHERVILLE, 2006, Lulu.com GOLD, A TALE OF THE CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH, 2008, ePress Online JOURNEY TO RHYOLITE, 2009, Norlights Press CHAPEL PERILOUS, 2009, Norlights Press.

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