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Road Signs
     

Road Signs

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by Jay Archer David
 

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David finds himself on a mysterious road that connects places, desire, peoples and time. Signs along the way reveal magic and offer power—but David’s traveling with his eyes closed.
Attempting to break the chains of a life he’d settled for, David searches for freedom on the vast open roads of the American southwest. He’s pursued by a

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David finds himself on a mysterious road that connects places, desire, peoples and time. Signs along the way reveal magic and offer power—but David’s traveling with his eyes closed.
Attempting to break the chains of a life he’d settled for, David searches for freedom on the vast open roads of the American southwest. He’s pursued by a terrible secret that will turn his simple dream into the greatest of human struggles. After a near-fatal climbing accident, David tries to return home. But the road he’s on is no longer what it seems. It leads David into the past, the future, and back to a present truth he sought desperately to escape.

Mixing magic with realism, and quantum physics with allegory, Road Signs explores the spiritual nature of reality—and the false realities of mankind.

The stark beauty of Utah’s Canyonlands, followed by the desolation of the Mexican Sonoran desert, become the setting for one man’s inner and outer journey—on a road that will have you seeing your own reality with new eyes, and a new heart.

Editorial Reviews

Teresa Kennedy
“…compassion, insight and hope for the human condition… transform this story of an ordinary life into an extraordinary reading experience.”

Novels of the spiritual quest have come a long way,but maybe none will take the reader quite as far as Jay Archer David’s ROAD SIGNS. Subtitled, A Book of Practical Magic, there is indeed a magic in these pages … it’s always provocative, strangely compelling and not easily forgotten.
Andrew Meisenheimer
I found myself falling in love with the book. The novel is rich in its meditation upon the human existence and complex in its existentialism—a skillful job of blending traditional story elements with a philosophical exploration.

I am proud to add this book on my prized shelf of personalized copies.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012243393
Publisher:
Natural Selection LLC
Publication date:
08/10/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,022,218
File size:
176 KB

Meet the Author

Jay Archer David lives in the greater southwest with his wife. He explores, experiences, and creates stories in this land of enchantment where ancient Anasazi pueblos are layered with the children of Hispanic settlers, the old-West, and modern America.

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Road Signs 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book will touch you in so many ways!! Take the time and give it a read You will not be sorry
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yellow signs are suggestions, white signs are rules masquerading as laws, but true laws, eternal laws, can't be broken. Novels of the spiritual quest have come a long way in the past few years, but maybe none will take the reader quite as far as Jay Archer David's ROAD SIGNS. Subtitled, A Book of Practical Magic, there is indeed a magic in these pages, but it's by no means a light read. Nevertheless, it's always provocative, strangely compelling and not easily forgotten. The story of one man's adventure into the wilderness, the protagonist, David, claims an un-earned holiday and hits the road. Part rebellion, part escape, his travels appear to be without purpose. But like any seeker, David is on a quest for meaning. His attempts to throw off the constraints of an ordinary life will lead him not just to a confrontation with the Self, but with the ultimately spiritual nature of reality as whole. They say there are no accidents, and the author perfectly transposes the beautiful, dispassionate and unforgiving landscape of Sonoran desert as the backdrop for a journey that will take him into his past, to his future and back to the truth of the present he sought so desperately to avoid. Jay Archer David has written a complex and intriguing novel. His authentic grasp of symbol is sure to resonate as the revelations build and the roads lead always to the same destination. But symbolism is only part of what makes this novel effective. Even a masterful allegory can fail if those larger truths aren't somehow brought home. Jay Archer David manages to avoid the pitfalls of a great deal of so-called spiritual fiction in that he maintains a deeply compassionate focus on his character. While David's journey is intensely personal it is that same compassion, insight and hope for the human condition with both its limitations and limitless potential, that transforms this story of an ordinary life into an extraordinary reading experience.