The Real Thing and Other Tales by James Baar

By James Baar

the genuine factor and different stories is a mosaic of brief narrative fiction looking to refine golden truth from leaden spin.

The 28 person stories pieced into the mosaic flow ahead in 4 stages: Fog and Spin, Icy Water and chilly Turkey, indicators and Portents, Epiphanies. those stories probe a few of the similar historic dilemmas: unfastened will, corruption, perversion of fact, God and probability, honor and chance, hinges of heritage. paintings and fakery turn out to be an incredible leitmotif. All of those stories reside within the context of human heritage and confront effectively and unsuccessfully in our time the demanding situations of evil, cultural relativism, desire and religion. sometimes, the gods intervene.

The solid of gamers is wide: outdated and new warriors, politically right teachers, princes, pols, saints, nukey-boat commanders, nerds and quants, spies, thieves. Scenes shift around the final millennia from Chartres to Venice to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre; from the ruins of the dual Towers to the ruins of Berlin; from St. Petersburg and London to Rome, Jerusalem and Los Angles; from the mid-Atlantic flooring to long island and the primeval woods of Upstate long island.

Like all mosaics, items of the genuine factor and different stories should be saw individually. yet , like any mosaics, it's best saw as a whole.

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