Autumn Shadows in August Autumn Shadows in August

Autumn Shadows in August

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    • 14,99 zł

Publisher Description

Modeled roughly on Malcolm Lowry's Dark as the Grave Wherein My Friend is Laid, this novel is part homage to Lowry and Hermann Hesse, part mushroom retrospective, and part middle-aged love story. David Thompson (the protagonist in Looking for the Summer) is an expatriate American teaching at a Japanese university and suffering from hepatitis C. His wife Kaori is recovering from stomach cancer surgery. Feeling a strong sense of their own mortality, confusion about the significance of what they have done with their lives, and a need to escape the constrictions of their life in Japan, the two set out on a journey to Europe to retrace a path from David's adventurous youth and locate a German benefactor from the past. What lies ahead—a trip through the Magic Theater, a sudden death, an encounter with Lowry's ghost, and a descent into the Capuchin Crypt in Rome—will change their lives irrevocably.

"Robert W. Norris writes fully and well of the question many of us are coming to—what on earth have we done and did any of it matter? The whole of Autumn Shadows in August as the protagonist looks backward and his wife looks forward is a finely wrapped gift."—James Fadiman, author of The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide and The Other Side of Haight

"An engaging and entertaining novel … very strongly recommended for its evocative telling and unique style and presentation of a timeless tale … an overall remarkable story."—Midwest Book Review

"Autumn Shadows in August is a journey in miles and of states of mind. The reader travels through Europe with an American expatriate who recapitulates his past in a transcendental and evocative fashion. Along this mind-expanding sojourn, we also travel over the Khyber Pass from Afghanistan and into India, where the protagaonist's life is transformed. Autumn Shadows in August is an insightful and very enjoyable read. I'm glad I went along on this personal journey."—David Echt, author of Messenger from the Summer of Love

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2022
5 June
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
246
Pages
PUBLISHER
Robert W. Norris
SIZE
609.5
KB

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