Coco is a vivacious and enthusiastic romantic on a determined search for the one true love of her life. At about two times the age of a regular princess (or even more), she fearlessly pursues her fairy-tale ending by embracing the paradoxes and age-defying opportunities offered by the modern age. Bolstered by the notions that “fifty is the new forty” and “divorced is the new single,” she ventures into the medium of the internet, a space where all things old are excitingly renewed to search for “the one.” The fairyland of online dating proves to be populated by characters very much akin to those found in fairy tales of old. There are some trolls and other downright dastardly types and others of beastly appearance who turn out to be kindly. There are also some wily witches who try to trap and ensnare. Fortunately, the fairy godmothers (BFFs) mentored Coco through the Black Forest. So will she find the dashing Prince Charming and live happily ever after? Read on and see!
About the Author
Dr Marie-Claire Patron has been at Bond University, Australia for 27 years. She is Assistant Professor in Intercultural Communication and Head of French and Spanish Language. She has taught, interpreted and translated in Australia and Europe, including eight years in Spain for business, law, banking and the building industry. Her current research areas are (auto) ethnography, narrative and the internationalisation of students. She holds qualifications in Languages and Linguistics (BA, Monash University, Victoria; Graduate Dip Ed, Rusden, Victoria; MA (LOTE), Bond University, Queensland; PhD in International Studies, University of South Australia). Coco through the looking glass is Marie-Claire’s sixth book.