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IN SEARCH OF FREEDOM a novel by STAN I.S. LAW

  ISBN 978-0-9731184-8-3

 Novel., 315 pages

  $24.95 IP $18.00

 

His face as gray as an autumn's day, his habits befitting a confirmed bachelor. In the secluded attic he rents atop a Victorian B&B, Marvin Clark escapes into illusory realities that are far richer than in the real world he rejects yet is forced to inhabit.

Accidents happen. He falls down the old staircase to land at the feet of a beautiful woman. Like a lightening of intense vitality, Joselin, a passionate artist, storms into Marvin's mundane existence. Dislodged from his comfortable if dull life, Marvin awakens to a reality with which Jocelin seems permanently imbued. Her pragmatic influence sends Marvin on a turbulent course he can no longer prevent from unfolding.

 

 

 Chapter One (excerpt)

 Delicious Monster

Even before the last Dominus vobiscum the sweet smell of incense began to clear. What remained was a halo suspended in a luminescent haze around the glittering Monstrance.

"Et cum spiritu tuo", echoed a murmur of the still sleepy voices. Then the final dismissal: "Ite, Missa est." The mass was over.

"Deo gratias" Marvin affirmed automatically.

The old priest, the tall boy carrying the censer and two serving boys in short surplices left the altar. As the fragrant mists slowly dissolved, Marvin's eyes focused on a little red light guarding the sanctum sanctorum. Ite, missa est... Once again it was time to go. The lad who had been carrying the censer came back to put out the candles: six perfectly steady flames in the perfectly still air of the chapel. Then, only the tiny red light remained.

 

 (cont. in the book)

   

   
   

 Chapter 15 (excerpt)

 A Dream

To sleep, perchance to dream...

There were moments in Marvin's life when he could not truly define his state of consciousness. He could swear that he had merely dreamt of a particular event. He felt sure that he had dreamt of it at night in his bed, or as he traveled - in the transcendent capsule of his unbridled imagination. The problem was that while he could not pinpoint the event in his wakened hours, he witnessed the results of his dreams, or imagery, or travels, in the very solid world of objective matter. The effects of an intangible dream-event had been manifested in the tangible, objective reality.

 

 (cont. in the book)

 

Some other novels by Stan I.S. Law

(click on cover)

ONE JUST MAN
352 pages,
Can. $24.95, IP $18.00
ISBN 978-0-9731184-4-5

THE AVATAR SYNDROME
354 pages,
Can. $24.95, IP $18.00
ISBN 978-0-97311872-5-0

YESHUA
240 pages,
Can. $22.95, IP $15.00
ISBN 978-0-9731872-3-6

 

 

 

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