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A beautifully told story with colorful characters out of epic tradition, a tight and complex plot, and solid pacing. -- Booklist, starred review of On the Razor's Edge

Great writing, vivid scenarios, and thoughtful commentary ... the stories will linger after the last page is turned. -- Publisher's Weekly, on Captive Dreams

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Party Time at the "Shipwrecks."

An excerpt from the so-far unfinished novel, The Shipwrecks of Time.  The TOC for Part I is as follows:


[Dedication]
Prologue:  Old Times
I. Old Books
1.      The New Station of Francis Delacorte
2.     The Short Walk of Sister Mary Barbara
3.     The Slow Burn of Wilma Masterson
4       The Jingled Bells of Carole Harris
5.     The Fierce Combat of Ogier the Dane
6.     The Faint Smile of Gustav Sorgensson
7.     The Heroic Deeds of Arthur the Soldier
8.     The Flames of Louvain
9.     The Triumphant Homecoming of Francis Delacorte
10.   The Blackened Eye of Leo Pearson
11.    The Front Yard of Judge Robert Cannon
Entr’acte
12.    The Awful Letter of Magda Mauer
13.    The Strange Bequest of Gustav Sorgensson
14.    The Safe House of Francis Delacorte
15.    The Long Walk of Carole Harris
16.    The Flames of Milwaukee

The last two chapters are not written yet. TOF proposes to post for a short while on the Stories and Preview Page an excerpt from the current draft, from chapter 11.

If there are requests for other snippets, let TOF know.

1 comment:

  1. I cannot wait to see it in print and get my dirty translating fingers on your text to twist and turn it into my language.
    Accidentally, with regard to the Danish professor character, did you know that there really was a Polish historian of certain importance who really was an underground officer (although he didn't look the part - the man was about five feet tall, thin type with bottle-bottom glasses). More, he was simultaneously so respected and hated by the communists that although they couldn't kill him outright (owing to the respect and his standing in the whole of society), they enrolled his wife as an informer. Life's got some strange stories to telll ...

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