The year is 1941, and Hitler's armies have swept across Europe. Nora, a budding young Surrealist artist, has fled to Mexico with B.B., a much older and acclaimed Surrealist playwright down on his luck. Hundreds of European artists and writers have formed a colony in Mexico City, and Nora befriends Valencia, a fellow Surrealist artist and refugee.
Together the friends explore Jungian psychology and the power of symbols in their Art.
But Nora is plagued by an abusive relationship with B.B. She embarks on a harrowing journey deep into her own troubled psyche.
Inspired by the lives of the brilliant visionary Surrealist artists Remedios Varo and Leonora Carrington. A Postscript and a list of Sources follows the story.
The Sixty-third Anniversary of Hysteria was published in Full Spectrum 5 (Bantam, Ed. Jennifer Hershey), which included stories by Jonathan Lethem, Karen Joy Fowler, and Neal Stephenson.
From the author of Summer of Love, A Time Travel (A Philip K. Dick Award Finalist and San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book), The Gilded Age, A Time Travel (A New York Times Notable Book and New York Public Library Recommended Book), Celestial Girl (A Lily Modjeska Mystery), The Garden of Abracadabra, Volume 1 of the Abracadabra Series, and Strange Ladies: 7 Stories.
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About the Author
Mason published her first story, “ARACHNE,” in Omni and has since published short fiction in magazines and anthologies worldwide, including Omni, Full Spectrum, Universe, Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, Unique, Transcendental Tales, Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Immortal Unicorn, Tales of the Impossible, Desire Burn, Fantastic Alice, The Shimmering Door, Hayakawa Science Fiction Magazine, Unter Die Haut, and others. Her stories have been translated into Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish.
THE GARDEN OF ABRACADABRA, Volume 1 the Abracadabra Series, Mason's big new urban fantasy, is on Nook, also offered in affordable installments as THE GARDEN OF ABRACADABRA TRILOGY, Book 1: Life's Journey, Book 2: In Dark Woods, and Book 3: The Right Road.
New Nook romantic suspense titles include CELESTIAL GIRL THE OMNIBUS EDITION (A LILY MODJESKA MYSTERY) also available as CELESTIAL GIRL, BOOK 1: THE HEARTLAND, CELESTIAL GIRL: BOOK 2: JEWEL OF THE GOLDEN WEST, and CELESTIAL GIRL: THE CELESTIAL KINGDOM.
SUMMER OF LOVE, A TIME TRAVEL (the revised edition) and the sequel THE GILDED AGE, A TIME TRAVEL are on Nook.
Other previously print published titles on Nook include SHAKEN, EVERY MYSTERY UNEXPLAINED, TOMORROW'S CHILD, HUMMERS, DAUGHTER OF THE TAO, THE SIXTY-THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF HYSTERIA, TESLA, A WORTHY OF HIS TIME, A SCREENPLAY, and U F uh-O, A SCI FI COMEDY.
Lisa Mason lives in the San Francisco Bay area with the acclaimed artist and jeweler, Tom Robinson.