A Freak of Nature

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Synopsis: This is the story of a young couple, Theo and Kim, living in 1950, whose five-year marriage is in trouble. When the novel opens, Theo is in the bank with a lawyer. He has come to collect the contents of a safe deposit box which was left to Theo by his Uncle Gilbert. Kim and Theo are hopeful that this inheritance will bring them wealth, believing that money or the lack of it is at the root of all their unhappiness.

Among the items Theo finds in the box are several old journals. They have been kept by a man named Zachary Scott. Through the journals, Theo and Kim are transported back in time to the mid-1800s. The story of Zachary and his wife Gara profoundly influences Theo and Kim and helps to change their lives. Zachary suffers from a condition know as chimerism. He was born with extra body parts.

About the Author: Robert Barclay is a native of New England. His first two novels, A Gift Once Given and Safe Harbor, are set in a fictional community that has been modeled after the little coastal town where he grew up -- Scituate, Massachusetts. He moved to St. Paul in the spring of 1990 and lives with his wife and family in a restored Victorian in the Summit University neighborhood. He has had eight biological children (his daughter April died in a pedestrian accident in the summer of 1986) and he and his wife have since adopted five special needs children. Mr. Barclay's third novel, The Ponder Legacy, is set in Chatfield, Minnesota.

Mr. Barclay has offered his services as a speaker to writer's groups, book clubs, and at schools and libraries. He has conducted workshops on publishing, has also done some editing for local authors, and written some reviews for the Midwest Book Review.

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