Hunter: A Middle-Aged Urban Zen Fableby Alice Liu
The Hunter: A Middle-Aged Urban Zen Fable tackles the dilemma posed by Carl Jung: Would you rather be whole or good? In this occasionally wicked yet lighthearted urban fable, we follow the forty-something Hunter on his journey to wholeness as he reclaims his lost spirit. Under the guidance of Jeri, his spirit guide, the Hunter learns to detach from the monkey chatter of his mind, while with the companionship of Martin, his sidekick, the Hunter learns to navigate through the madness at his local watering hole, Detention, an adult playground where misfits and miscreants gather at happy hour to exercise their demons.
During one of his hangovers, the Hunter meets six-year-old Alice who recognizes him from their past life together. Alice, however, is on a different journey. Because the adults in her life consider her honest and mischievous personality inappropriate, Alice is compelled to replace her personal truth with more socially acceptable behavior. Despite the best efforts of Anastacia, her spirit guide, and egged on by Satan, she chooses cultural conditioning over self-knowing.
Our early connection to our higher selves is natural, but not chosen. The challenge posed by The Hunter is the re-creation of that connection in adulthood through choice and intention. It is an edgy, thought provoking journey that explores the human shadow through humor and awareness.
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