The Flowers of Spring

The Flowers of Spring

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by Aaron J Clarke
     
 

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In this finely drawn novella, Clarke portrays the free-spirited Sonia sacrificing her scruples and, more importantly, her first love, the handsome gardener, to the callous millionaire, John. Like the flowers that grow his garden, John's obsessive love for Sonia is tainted with corruption and as a result, a malevolent presence affects the garden to the present day.… See more details below

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In this finely drawn novella, Clarke portrays the free-spirited Sonia sacrificing her scruples and, more importantly, her first love, the handsome gardener, to the callous millionaire, John. Like the flowers that grow his garden, John's obsessive love for Sonia is tainted with corruption and as a result, a malevolent presence affects the garden to the present day. Unable to resist her fate, Sonia marries John, a man whom she does not love, because he can provide for her and her unborn child. Decades later, the malevolent phantom of the past threatens to wreak havoc on a writer and his mother, who knows the secret to the possessed garden, involving the fate of Sonia. Therefore, she must tell her writer son before it is too late. 'The Flowers of Spring' represents Clarke at his finest, exploring the corrosive effects of money and the consequences for those who obtain it.

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Palmetto Review
Clarke is a practiced writer who wishes to create in the language and lore of the classical literary period. He deftly avoids anachronisms while keeping this Poe-reminiscent tale surging with richly contrived revelations on every page.Intelligent fans of gothic horror and classic fiction will thoroughly enjoy The Flowers of Spring.

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ISBN-13:
9781291234008
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
01/05/2013
Pages:
92
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.22(d)

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