Metamorphosis

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...Metamorphosis: three stories, each one involving a man who discovers that he has come to dwell, for an hour or for a lifetime, in a house and in a mind not quite his own. Each one opens doors onto rooms of illusion, radiance, regret, and dark enchantment. Welcome to the stories of three young writers, stories written in collaboration with James P. Blaylock. Welcome to the borderland of illusion and reality.

Three tales, written in collaboration by James P. Blaylock with students in a class by Tim Powers, with an introduction and illustrations by Tim, an afterword by Blaylock, and some necessary meddling by William Ashbless.

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David Saperstein is an author, filmmaker, and professor whose first novel, Cocoon, became a New York Times bestseller. The novel was made into a movie and won two Academy Awards. He has written fourteen novels and thirty-five movie and TV scripts, directed feature films, created lyrics for over eighty published songs, and written librettos for three musicals. He has taught, lectured, and facilitated seminars in colleges and corporations in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Saperstein was born and raised in New York.

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Coauthored by Blaylock and a trio of his high school students, these three reflective short-short stories employing Blaylock's signature nostalgic prose are individually strong in technique, but weakened by thematic similarities. The eccentric hero of Adriana Campoy's lighthearted Stone Eggs uncovers an entryway into a fantastic world while house-sitting for his uncle. In Brittany Cox's well-written but unexciting P-38, Anderson revisits his imperfect childhood by assembling a model airplane from his father's former shop. Alex Haniford's Houses hurtles toward darkness when Michael returns home for his mother's funeral and accidentally unearths the chilling secret behind his father's spiraling dementia. While Tim Powers offers a short foreword and William Ashbless (Powers and Blaylock's joint nom de plume) provides a whimsical afterword, readers will recognize both as padding and be left wanting more real content. (Apr.)
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