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The Guardians, A Novel

Based on the Original Musical, The Guardians

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"The Guardians is a love letter to Musical Theatre." Oakley Boycott, American Actress and Singer. 

"The Guardians is a very funny and poignant look at New York City show business AND the afterlife. Yeah, this thing clicks. It moves. It's funny." Frank Evans, Tony honored BMI-Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. 

"In a deliciously unique way, Michael explores the premise that celestial beings do indeed walk among us. And, more importantly, that they care deeply about the human condition and the future hap- piness of us mere mortals in matters simple and complex. Dynamic, flawed and determined personalities exist in all realms and connect us in very tangible ways." Deborah Tranelli, American Actress, Singer, and Dramaturg. 

Follow Nathaniel, Roz, Angelina, Rosa, Pixie, and the rest of the Cast of The Guardians as they take you on a heartfelt journey through love, loss, and Musical Theatre. 

"Roz quickly reappeared in Angel Land. “Nathaniel?” she called out. “Come here, please.” 
Nathaniel jumped into view. 
“You rang?” he answered joyfully. Roz tried to speak, but Nathaniel interrupted her. “You know, Roz, this story is turning out to be a good one, just as I predicted it would be. I mean, girl meets boy, boy falls in love with girl, girl gets a part on Broadway and... a very talented Angel gets transferred out of World Events into the Angelic Choir or... perhaps an Angelic Theatre Department?” He sheepishly smiled as Roz glared at him. 
“Just a suggestion...” he shrugged. 
“NO,” an irate Roz countered. “You can’t be in the choir, you can’t be their director, and you can’t form an Angelic Theatre Company for musical mortals who’ve crossed over!” 
Nathaniel attempted to speak, but Roz continued, “So get it out of that overly dramatic, theatrical, often out-of-tune musical, Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland put on a show brain of yours!” 
“Awwww,” moaned Nathaniel, defeated. 
“Look,” Roz added, “do you remember that little department that oversees things like, ummm, oh, let’s see... WORLD EVENTS? Isn’t there a war in their world right now? Have you even heard of Vietnam, Nathaniel?” 
“Duh,” answered Nathaniel indignantly as he rolled his eyes. 
“Then shouldn’t you be working on a solution to that problem, rather than creating more problems for yourself and everyone down there?” 
“Don’t worry, I’ve got some very important mortals on it.” 
“I’m afraid to even ask,” Roz said, shaking her head. “Who?” “Martha Raye?” suggested Nathaniel timidly, “Bob Hope? Phyllis Diller? Lola Falana? Ann Margret? Do any of these people ring a bell?” Roz just stared as Nathaniel continued. “I’ll even throw Jane Fonda into the mix if that makes you feel better, but I’m not so sure she can sing.”

The Guardians, A Novel
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fiction & Literature
  • Published: Nov 21, 2014
  • Publisher: NAM Publishing
  • Seller: Michael Merritt
  • Print Length: 352 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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