Degrees of Freedom
Cantarabooks, Summer 2009
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An ebook of Degrees of Freedom was published in Summer 2009 by Cantarabooks. Visit my bookpage at Cantarabooks here http://cantara.squarespace.com/degrees-of-freedom/ to read more. Please visit and write a note!
DoF Synopsis: A work of literary fiction that touches on themes of art history, food, and geography, Degrees of Freedom is set in Seville, Spain, and more specifically the city’s Museo de Bellas Artes gallery. The novella chronicles one man’s search to mend the unraveling seams of his life — a rocky relationship with a temperamental daughter, and a failing epistolary (and achingly platonic) friendship with an art critic for the Rome Times – using art as his therapy. As he immerses himself in the vibrancy of the Sevillan streets, the food, the people, and most compellingly, the portraiture housed in the maze of tiny galleries at the Museo, he is shaken into a surreal sense of consciousness by the profound impact that art, place, and history can stamp – sometimes favorably, and sometimes mercilessly — on life.
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Mused Literary Review, Summer 2009
Just published in the Summer 2009 edition of Mused Literary Review is a short story “Caravaggio.” Caravaggio is listed under the “Fiction” section here http://www.bellaonline.com/review/issues/summer2009/. My bio is listed here http://www.bellaonline.com/review/issues/summer2009/contributors.html.