Microcosmia

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Microcosmia pursues offbeat protagonist Cristian Vane, an emotionally troubled young liberal who's just come into the staggering Vane fortune. With his newfound wealth and responsibility, Vane sets out to put his cosseted life back together, but a series of gut-wrenching misadventures in the real world produce a complete nervous breakdown. The young heir surfaces with a fresh perspective: wealth is wasted on the wealthy; his bequest is a golden opportunity to do something magnificent in a heartless world. ...
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Overview

Microcosmia pursues offbeat protagonist Cristian Vane, an emotionally troubled young liberal who's just come into the staggering Vane fortune. With his newfound wealth and responsibility, Vane sets out to put his cosseted life back together, but a series of gut-wrenching misadventures in the real world produce a complete nervous breakdown. The young heir surfaces with a fresh perspective: wealth is wasted on the wealthy; his bequest is a golden opportunity to do something magnificent in a heartless world. Sickened by a documentary featuring scammed Ethiopian famine victims, he sets off for Africa to build his utopia. Though Vane's misplaced magnanimity results in East-West friction and internal rivalries, he still manages to create his magnum opus, even as cutthroat pirates, a vile Eritrean colonel, and a doomed affair with a gorgeous, control-freak journalist push him over the edge. The tale concludes with an overwhelming assault by the Eritrean Army during the mother of all desert locust plagues.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780615163598
  • Publisher: Ron Sanders
  • Publication date: 11/28/2007
  • Pages: 348
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.78 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    Great story

    This story takes the reader from the comfortable environment we know to Mid-East Asia with government, religious and cultural differences that are foreign and mostly uncomfortable to us. Cristian Vane wants to use his wealth to make a difference for a starving tribe. The reader will see each of his small and large failures along the way and be able to empathize with him. This is a great story. Take time to think about why the story ends the way it does.

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  • Posted April 18, 2011

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    GOOD RIGHT UP UNTIL THE END

    If someone could explain what happened to Mudhead and Bossman, I might be able to give this book four stars. And what about finding out that his father had left him clues as to his mother's name in the cemetery? The rest of the book was good.

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