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Winner of the "realistic fiction" category in the 2023 Human Relations Indie Book Awards, Socrates Is Dead Again is an existential mystery concerning not only why we write but why we live. Beginning when famed writer Adrian Gerd Wahl ends his life, the novel is set in motion as a group of young writers who admired him question their own lives and work in the context of this great loss. As a prominent figure in the literary world, Wahl is a man with a large following of eager "students of the novel," the characters who admired him or wanted to be him. The story delves into the mystery of Wahl’s past, his actions, and his writing as juxtaposed with and through the lens of a diverse group of younger writers. The co-protagonists in the novel offer an examination of the contemporary American writing scene, and the quest for elusive literary fame in the human struggle to be recognized in an oft indifferent world.
|Publisher:||National League of American Pen Women Inc|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Poet/author/educator Nancy Avery Dafoe has 13 published books. Her 14th book will appear in 2024. Her literary novel Socrates Is Dead Again (NLAPW, Pen Women Press, 2022) received Gold in the "realistic fiction" category of the Human Relations Indie Book Awards for 2023. Her memoir Unstuck in Time (NLAPW, Pen Women Press, 2021) was the Director's Choice for Book of the Year in the Human Relations Indie Book Awards for 2023. Her most recent poetry collection is The House Was Quiet, But the Mind Was Anxious (FLP, 2022). Her poetry won the William Faulkner/Wisdom award (2016). She is a member of the CNY Branch of the NLAPW.