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Seduction of a Wanton Dreamer: A Fable Paperback – April 16, 2009
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"Captivating...readers will undoubtedly be drawn in by the appealingprotagonist and the author's descriptive writing, which makes vivid both physical scenery and the characters' physicality...an enthralling read rife with creativity."
"Seduction of a Wanton Dreamer is an enjoyable, character-driven story written in the popular fiction style. It's a rich work of magical realism with symbology representative of creative struggles, the tortured artist, unfulfilled lives, and fears of castration and abandonment. The plot is skillfully developed and it's sometimes difficult for readers to determine whether they're in the character's dream or his reality.
Multiple story layers and symbols---including Tony's Walter Mitty-like hallucinations, competing mythological gods, numerology, and dominos enrich the story's texture. Symbolic figures---like the kangaroo-sized dinosaur god Lugh who talks like a 1920s gangster and blows smoke out of his ears, quirky pets like a grotto of pet whales that carry travelers in their mouths, and tamed wild geese--infuse a bit of sideline humor into this dramatic tragedy.
Readers should enjoy this symbol-heavy, richly detailed fantasy novel."
--ForeWord Clarion Review
From the Author
This book is also available in its separate parts, in both Kindle and paperback formats.
Part I: Learning to Dream
Part II: Dreaming in the Afterjoint
Part III: Dreams of a Dying Shaman
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A. Robert Johnson
June 1, 2010
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