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FREE BOOK on Amazon: “My Life is as a Cicada”

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“My Life as a Cicada” by M. Eigh, free on Amazon June 21, 2013

There has been way too much hype. There has been way too much contagious emtomophobia spreading in the American populace. What is the big deal about the swarm of cicadas? Why is it that everyone feels so justified on Twitter, Facebook or other social media when they express their disgust toward the cicadas?

Confucius told us to rejoice when a visitation from afar is upon us. There is a great deal of wisdom in his advice: there is always a reason for something to be here with us, to be our company, or simply to be in our way. There is a great deal of logic in the way nature dictates how everything work together, how we humans and other animals fit into the food chain. If God created us, he/she also created cicadas. Much as we humans have a reason to be here, cicadas do too.

With “My Life as a Cicada,” I want to show the vulnerability of this bug; the vulnerability of all life forms. This book elegantly illustrates the fascinating life cycle of cicadas along the plot of a dramatized story: the long journey of a cicada nymph trapped underground for seventeen years; the friendly and hostile subterranean creatures he encounters; and last but not least, his triumphant debut in the above-ground world of the sun, the moon and open air to fly in.

This book portrays the natural drama that transpires in a periodical cicada’s mysterious life cycle. People say that a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, this book has about 20 pictures, and that’s worth 20,000 words!

You will love it. Your kids will love it!

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Red Lanterm Press Publishes “My Life as a Cicada” by M. Eigh

A bug’s life told in beautiful prose and pictures.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Jun. 14, 2013 – ARLINGTON, Va. Red Lantern Press – an Arlington, VA based independent Publishing house specializes in niche imprints – has published “My Life as a Cicada” by M. Eigh.

“My Life as a Ciacada”(http://amzn.to/15ZnnLZ) is dramatized but truthful illustration of a 17-year periodical cicada’s myterious yet dramatic life cycle. People say a picture is worth a thousand word, well, this book as 24 beautiful pictures. That is worth 24,000 words!

This book is produced and written by M. Eigh and illustrated by Bogdan Lucut. It tells the long journey of a cicada nymph trapped underground for seventeen years; the friendly and hostile subterranean creatures he encounters; and last but not least, his triumphant debut in the above-ground world of the sun, the moon and open air to fly in.

It’s suitable for both adult and children. Parents and kids and enjoy a cicada’s life story together.

About M. Eigh

M. Eigh was born in China and, before getting an MBA, he received a BSc from China’s prestigious Tsinghua University, where most modern day Chinese ruling elites obtain their academic pedigree. But the alma mater is about the only thing he has in common with the techno-dictators of today’s China.

In his younger days, M. Eigh was a published poet in Chinese; at the age of fifteen, he won the first-place award in a prefecture-wide youth literature competition.

Other than “My Life as a Cicada,” M. Eigh has a short fiction collection, titled “Bitter Tea and Braided Hair” on sale.(http://amzn.to/136nIdT) His latest Science Fiction thriller, “The Cicada Survival Guide,” is a Amazon hit.(http://amzn.to/19cCeFr)

M. Eigh has al written a non-fiction that makes sense of all things curious in today’s China, entitled “Revolution is a Dinner Party — Rogue Pluralism in China.” (http://amzn.to/Z6TFmR)

Media Contact:

M. Eigh
Red Lantern Press
571-488-1568