In The Promise Of Eden, Eric Durchholz reveals secrets and miracles in the life of a young boy. He is raised, primarily, by a spirit masquerading as his imaginary playmate who goes by the name of Anna. She teaches him and loves him, all the while preparing him for a journey she needs him to take. At first, Gregory takes her at face-value, but as questions about his parent's flawed faith arise, Gregory begins to question Anna and what she really is. As he peels away layers of fiction from fact, he discovers his part in this drama is bigger than he ever expected. The Promise of Eden is an expansive tale drawing on the genres of horror, adventure, and science-fiction without ever claiming one. The author's prose takes you into the mind of Gregory and shows you the events from his perspective as he deals with questions of spirituality, faith, responsibility and abandonment. For Gregory must decide to whom he must pledge allegiance and in doing so, change the very fabric of his imagination. Eric Durchholz makes a striking debut with a story that is original, heartfelt, and imaginative. The Promise Of Eden takes you to the mysterious town of New Harmony, Indiana and links you to the past all the while creating a glorious future.
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The power of the imagination is fully realized in the debut novel by Eric Durchholz. We are introduced to Anna, part human, part spirit whose dalliances with an alien race have made her very powerful. In spite of her strength, she is forced to occupy a section of time and space that intersects a house inhabited by young Gregory Coleman and his family. She befriends the young boy, masquerading as his imaginary playmate, all the while devising her plan of retribution. She is aided in her task by Joseph, a hermit with mysterious ties to the small town of New Harmony, Indiana, and Sylvie, a 200-year-old poltergeist with aspirations of godhood. As Gregory matures, he is drawn further into the web Anna has created to sheild him from the truth of her existence. For Anna is not what she seems, nor is she the benign playmate Gregory always thought her to be. In your hands is the compelling and controversial story of Gregory's journey from boyhoood to adolescence, from death to life, and from distress to redemption. Within these pages, the orphaned find a home and fulfillment of the greatest promise ever made: that of Eden.
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Book Description Concrete Books, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 967029708