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J.G. Zymbalist conceived Song of the Oceanides as a highly-experimental slipstream symmetrically-triple narrative which employs elements of historical fiction, fantasy/magical realism, space opera, surrealism, steampunk, Greek myth, paranormal romance, and even children’s literature. Please see full description at jgzymbalist.com under “About the Book”
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J.G. Zymbalist began writing Song of the Oceanides as a child when his family summered in Castine, Maine where they rented out Robert Lowell’s house. J. G. Zymbalist returned to the piece while working for the Martha’s Vineyard Historical Society, May-September, 2005. He completed the full draft in Ellsworth, Maine later that year but never sought to self-publish the manuscript until January, 2016. For more, please see full bio at jgzymbalist.comReview:
A combination of several genres, Song of the Oceanides is historical fiction, fantasy, and science fiction with a few cogs of steampunk and wisps of romance as well. Suitable for older teens or discerning adults looking for innovative fiction with depth.
Song of the Oceanides is an imaginative journey through the lives of three fascinating and troubled characters who can never quite find their places in normal society. The writing itself is flawless and creative, both in the language and imagery.
A world so rich and vast that, for a certain type of reader, 750 pages will not nearly be enough. A clever and finely wrought steampunk tale about aliens and misfits.
[Zymbalist's debut] is a beautiful, mystical, and magical story that transcends all limits that are generally imposed on story writing. The writing is so sad and full of emotion that you will believe that you too can hear the song of the Oceanides....
--Readers' Favorite (five star review)
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publis, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111523214031