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The Last Stoic by [Morgan Wade, Helen Humphreys]

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"Morgan has written a book that is highly original and beautifully executed. The balance between the Roman world and the modern world is maintained with skill and adroitness, and the narrative is deftly woven through both of these time periods, never faltering or losing momentum.

The Last Stoic is a fascinating, parallel look at two societies that are not, as it turns out, as different or distinct as one might think."

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Helen Humphreys


"Sometimes the axiom that history repeats itself it can seem like deja vu, so startling are the similarities. That's what sent Morgan Wade on his way to creating his first novel, The Last Stoic, which shows the parallels between the ancient Roman Empire and former president George Bush's United States.

Wade found the parallels so eerily similar that he decided to tell a story that alternates between the two time periods. A chapter will end in ancient Rome but the story will be picked up next in modern times. The plot is about a young man who comes to the big city with bright prospects, but whom another young man grows to hate and plots his downfall. The plotting of the other eventually succeeds and our hero is false imprisoned and tortured by an intolerant government. What keeps him going is reading from The Meditations, written by the founder of stoicism and one of Rome's last great emperors Marcus Aurelius."

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Greg Burliuk, Kingston Whig-Standard
Read full review:  thewhig.com/2011/10/01/then-and-now

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00A9MKOI2
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Hidden Brook Press (June 3, 2011)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ June 3, 2011
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 504 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 324 pages
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Morgan Wade’s first novel, The Last Stoic, made the 2012 ReLit Awards long list. His short stories and poems have been published in Canadian literary journals and anthologies, including, The New Quarterly and The Nashwaak Review. He attended the Humber School of Writing and worked with novelist Michael Helm. He lives and writes in Kingston, Ontario.

For more information about Morgan Wade and Bottle and Glass please visit: www.morganwade.ca

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