Captive Dreams

Captive Dreams

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by Michael Flynn
     
 

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A collection of old and new, but finally put together as the author originally imagined the interlocking world of these six stories.

Each of the six independent stories lightly touches on another, reminding us of our shared existence even as we deal with our own individual trials and tribulations.See more details below

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A collection of old and new, but finally put together as the author originally imagined the interlocking world of these six stories.

Each of the six independent stories lightly touches on another, reminding us of our shared existence even as we deal with our own individual trials and tribulations.

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Publishers Weekly
Prometheus Award�winner Flynn (In the Lion’s Mouth) assembles six tales delving into deep melancholy and moral ambiguity. Each story builds from scientific what-ifs to a reality of human fragility and despair. In “Melodies of the Heart,” genetic conditions have a young girl aging too quickly and an old woman too slowly. In the title story, ideological differences hinder a young boy’s ability to make sense of afterimages and echoes floating in his brain. “Hopeful Monsters” pulls back the curtain on the world of designing babies. In “Places Where the Roads Don’t Go,” a lifelong friendship is strained when a heated debate over the nature of mind becomes more than talk. “Remember’d Kisses” explores science that offers to absolve emotional pain. In “Buried Hopes,” buried objects keep hope alive. While great writing, vivid scenarios, and thoughtful commentary outshine the scientific concepts, the stories will linger after the last page is turned. Agent: Eleanor Wood, Spectrum Literary Agency. (Aug.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612420592
Publisher:
Arc Manor
Publication date:
08/28/2012
Pages:
266
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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