by Karen A. Wyle


by Karen A. Wyle


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New technology, new choices . . . but who gets to choose? Conjoined twins Gordon and Johnny have never let their condition keep them from living full and fulfilling lives. Gordon looks forward to many years of closeness and cooperation. Johnny, however, faces their future with increasing restlessness, even dread.When the boys are in their teens, the new technologies of accelerated human cloning and brain transplants are combined into a single medical procedure. Someone whose body has suffered such extensive damage as to make normal life impossible may -- with court approval -- be cloned and then given a brain transplant into the clone body. With Gordon's unwitting assistance, Johnny realizes that this procedure provides the chance he had never dared to hope for -- the chance to live in a "normal," separate body. But Gordon considers their conjoined life a blessing, rather than a curse. He has no intention of accepting separation -- not without a fight . . . .Division, like Wyle's earlier novels, uses original settings and situations, including courtroom drama, to explore universal themes: the complexity and intensity of family relationships, the nature of individual identity, and the far-reaching effects of the choices we make."In her unique combination of surreal reality with a twist of scientific fantasy, Wyle thrusts her themes of family relationships, morality and choice into another twister of reading fascination. . . . Alluring, different, highly creative, Wyle demands our attention - her pages rock the cradle of what humanity means to each of us. . . . An author to watch." -- The Review Broads" The author took the time to weave a delicate and sensitive story into a great novel. . . . [M]uch more than science fiction . . . I would recommend this book to adults and teens alike." -- KeepingDreams Book Reviews"The book is well written and very well thought out . . . It will appeal to young and old readers alike. Science fiction, fantasy, young adult, future or realistic; whatever you want to call it, Division by Karen Wyle is good reading for all." -- Readers Favorite"Division is one of the best books I read in 2013. . . . [E]xplore[s] what it's like living in the skin of an unusual, unexpected person. . . . I heartily recommend this book." -- Magic and Mayhem

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493775989
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/17/2014
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

Karen A. Wyle was born a Connecticut Yankee, but moved every few years throughout her childhood and adolescence. After college in California, law school in Massachusetts, and a mercifully short stint in a large San Francisco law firm, she moved to Los Angeles. There she met her husband, who hates L.A. They eventually settled in Bloomington, Indiana, home of Indiana University.

Wyle has been a voracious and compulsive reader as long as she can remember. She majored in English and American Literature major at Stanford University, which suited her, although she has in recent years developed some doubts about whether studying literature is, for most people, a good preparation for enjoying it.

Wyle's voice is the product of almost five decades of reading both literary and genre fiction. It is no doubt also influenced, although she hopes not fatally tainted, by her years of practicing appellate law. Her personal history has led her to focus on often-intertwined themes of family, communication, the impossibility of controlling events, and the persistence of unfinished business.
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