Carnsbury Abbey

Fontaine, Christopher

Published by Athena Press
ISBN 10: 1930493347 / ISBN 13: 9781930493346
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Synopsis: A plane crashes on its way to Seattle and two of Henry Stuart's associates are dead. Incredibly, Stuart was supposed to be on that plane too. Another associate dies suddenly of a brain aneurysm.

A feeling of despair and futility hits him hard and these things, in combination with a taxing work schedule, a driving ambition and a desire for wealth, cause Stuart the most serious breach of faith in his life. His family, virtually abandoned by him, decide to leave, and this final blow thrusts him precariously toward self-destruction. On the verge of giving up completely, he recalls hearing of a place in England, his ancestral home, called Carnsbury Abbey.

Stuart leaves his worldly things behind and begins his quest for peace, serenity and the hope of a better understanding of his seemingly meaningless existence. For several months he takes refuge in the unique institution and discovers, throught conversations with the staff and other residents on the topics of history, philosophy and religion, that learning about one's self may be the real secret to a more meaningful life.

About the Author: Christopher Fontaine was born in central Virginia. As part of a military family, he moved frequently during his childhood and lived in Virginia, New Jersey, California, Hawaii and Paris, France, among other places. He received a BA degree in Spanish from the University of Virginia, and a Masters in International Management from Thunderbird Graduate School in Glendale, Arizona.

Fontaine spent twenty years working in the area of international commerce, primarily in Latin America. He has visited some thirty-eight countries, studied six languages, and is fluent in both Spanish and Italian. Linguistics, philosophy, history, classical music and studying the life of W.A. Mozart are his most important avocations.

Fontaine began writing fiction in 1996; Carnsbury Abbey is his first published work. He recently completed a second novel that he hopes to have published late in 2001.

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Title: Carnsbury Abbey
Publisher: Athena Press
Binding: Paperback
Book Condition: Good

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Published by Athena Press Ltd 2002-04 (2002)
ISBN 10: 1930493347 ISBN 13: 9781930493346
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