Year of the Songbird

Year of the Songbird

by Bryan Caron
Year of the Songbird

Year of the Songbird

by Bryan Caron


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Twenty-six years after World War III, Madeline, who lost her sight in a fire as an infant, lives a healthy life in a small Utopian community built as an anti-thesis to what initially caused the war, the history of which has been romanticized to keep the knowledge of sin, corruption and vice from the consciousness of its kin. When Grayland, a stranger from the outside world, stumbles upon the community, Madeline becomes intoxicated by his presence, sensing a connection to him that she doesn't understand. Offering her the chance to experience the world she so desires to be a part of, Grayland escorts Madeline into a truth she's not at all ready to accept.

Spiritually resonant and genuine in its conviction, "Year of the Songbird" deals with the power of addiction, sexual and spiritual awakening, the corruption of labels, how outside influences can devour even the strongest of convictions, and how weakness and vice are more easily attained than virtue and happiness.

"When I was given the opportunity of sight, I wasn't afraid of what I would see; I was afraid of what I would feel. And what I felt was a burning need to return to the fruit of my blindness, for only in the dark was I truly able to see." - Madeline of the Ark, R.H. 28

Contains strong language, adult themes and adult situations. Parental discretion is advised.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780988944305
Publisher: Divine Trinity Films
Publication date: 02/14/2013
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Bryan Caron is a multi-talented, award-winning artist with works in several mediums, including print, film and design. After acquiring a bachelor's degree in creative writing and an associate's degree in computer graphic design, Bryan studied filmmaking and film editing while working at a performing arts studio in San Diego, California. He took this knowledge to write, direct and edit films under his banner, Divine Trinity Films. Soon after, he would team up with the Fallbrook Film Factory, a non-profit film consortium, to continue his growth in the areas of writing, directing and editing, all the while fleshing out his talents in fiction writing and working as a graphic designer.

His works as writer and director include the short films "My Necklace, Myself" (Best Screenplay, Short Film, 2009 Treasure Coast International Film Festival) and "12," the feature film "Secrets of the Desert Nymph," and the commercial "Charlie's Ticket," which ran on dozens of television stations and in movie theaters in San Diego County to advertise the Fallbrook International Film Festival. Works as editor include the short film "Puzzle Box" and "No Books," the first of several episodes he has edited for the online sketch-series, "Treelore Theatre."

Bryan currently resides in Riverside County.
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