Think Kafka, Calvino, Rushdie, and Coehlo. Now add Richard Beeson and his debut novel, Seduction of a Wanton Dreamer, a mythic tale that blends tongue-in-cheek humor with a serious exploration of our history, psychology, sexuality, spirituality, and our place in the multiverse. When an ancient Celtic god, Lugh of the Long Hand, decides to recapture his earthly power, he targets an unsuspecting New Yorker, Tony Fellows, as his contemporary messiah. By infiltrating Tony's dreams, orchestrating a series of personal crises, and steering him into a barrage of sexual and spiritual awakenings, Lugh succeeds in disarming Tony's once-solid grip on reality. In this three-part fable, author Richard Beeson sets a bold pace for the world he creates-a delicious world where killer whales morph into limo drivers and men fall in love with the daughters of gods. Here is magic realism at its finest.
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About the Author
Richard Beeson attended Columbia University and the Juilliard School of Music, then enjoyed a successful career as an orchestral musician at Lincoln Center, performing alongside Beverly Sills, Luciano Pavarotti, and Placido Domingo, among others. In 1987 Beverly Sills appointed him to the position of Orchestra Manager at the New York City Opera. In the year 2000, he left the performing arts so he could return to an earlier passion: writing fiction. Since then he has completed Seduction of a Wanton Dreamer, the thriller Stonewall's Head, and a play titled The Ball of Plutonium. He lives in New York City with his wife, Elli Frye.