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The Way of the World: A Novella
     

The Way of the World: A Novella

by Matthew Simon Alexander
 

An anonymous narrator... An anonymous boy... An anonymous girl... None extraordinary... None connected... Does anyone even care?

The Way of the World: A Novella is an experimental work dealing with the complications of narrative voice.

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An anonymous narrator... An anonymous boy... An anonymous girl... None extraordinary... None connected... Does anyone even care?

The Way of the World: A Novella is an experimental work dealing with the complications of narrative voice.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940044353701
Publisher:
Matthew Simon Alexander
Publication date:
02/26/2013
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
301 KB

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Meet the Author

Matthew Simon Alexander has previously published an experimental novella dealing with the difficulties of narrative voice, The Way of the World. Elshender: A Tale of a Poor Man, published mid-2013, is a fictional account of the life of Matthew’s great-great-great grandfather, James 'Elshender' Alexander. Elshender was described as “The Modern Rob Roy” by the Edinburgh Advertiser, 13th November 1840. He escaped from custody many times (Elshender was the first man to escape from high security Lanark jail) and his exploits took him from his birth place of Forth, near Lanark, Scotland; to Montreal, Lower Canada; Hobart, Tasmania; and to Greenwich, London.His next work, due to be published late 2013, is a dystopian work of fiction based in a Western-industrialized setting not too dissimilar from the one that exists in the United States and Western Europe today. Lone Star State (Book One) contains three main narratives that intersect throughout the work, and which focus on the experiences of the protagonists within: Robyn, a gender ambiguous street-worker in Austin, Texas, lives life for the moment in an attempt to forget the many and regular traumas of the past; Chip Brewsky and Dale Turdlewand, multi-trillionaire tech-company CEOs, believe that they need to buy a country in order to escape from the clutches of oppressive U.S. tax legislation. However, each experiences things which lead to their own respective epiphanies - forcing them to rethink their plans; and finally, Mia and Alan Pleasure, sadistic, psychotic and highly dangerous drugs barons who operate out of Manchester, UK., and who happen upon a highly addictive new drug that looks set to make them a fortune as contemporary Western society’s obsessive relationship with consumption and the pursuit of pleasure and ‘happiness’ reaches dangerous, and disturbing, new levels.Lone Star State (Book Two) follows early 2014…

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