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Inspired by Boccaccio's classic, Decameron 2003 explores themes of storytelling. A modern-day freighter ship is quarantined off the coast of Malaysia after its crew members contract the ebola virus from dining on roasted monkey. Realizing that they will be stuck at anchor for several days, the captain proposes that the ten passengers write stories around daily themes. Luckily, the passengers are a group of literary-minded senior citizens intent upon honing their writing skills. They decide they will use the immortal Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio as a guide, with each person producing one story a day for ten days.
Taken as a whole, these stories present a panorama of American life in the last three-fifths of the twentieth century. It took the author ten years to attempt this modern day Decameron.
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From naval combat in WWII Navy to the acquisition of four degrees, Daniel Panger has worked as a door-to-door salesman, juvenile probation officer, supervising consultant to California's anti-discrimination commission (FEPHC), and Unitarian minister. The author of well over forty titles thus far, Daniel begs to be buried with the latest model computer.
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