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Searching for Paradise and Other Stories

Marconi, Gerard

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ISBN 10: 162646670X / ISBN 13: 9781626466708
Published by, Inc., 2013
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Title: Searching for Paradise and Other Stories

Publisher:, Inc.

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Very Good

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"Searching for Paradise" is a collection of entertaining and provocative short stories that explore the need for satisfaction or completion often referred to as paradise. Some are about the search for immortality and the divine. Others are about the creation of art and the imitation of nature. Some are about the yearning of the human heart for love and understanding, while others deal with what happens when we experience the opposite. A museum guard helps capture a thief even as he dreams of stealing a famous painting. A zealous young man tries to convert a gay couple just before the Apocalypse. An anthropologist seeks to  unravel the mystery of an ancient fertility figure whole coping with his own flagging libido. Andy Warhol recalls his childhood but forgets to wear his silver wig on his last trip to the hospital. And Samuel Beckett finds himself in hell despite his disbelief in the afterlife.

About the Author:

Gerard Marconi has a master's degree in Drama from Catholic University and his one-act play entitled "Rapture" was given a public reading in 2012 by the Baltimore Playwrights Festival. He also has a master's degree in Humanities from Johns Hopkins University and has studied fiction writing with such well known authors as Lee K. Abbott, Roxana Robinson, Jennifer Haigh, and T. Greenwood. His short stories have appeared in several literary journals and "How the Dead Are Buried" was featured in the Spring 2012 issue of Mayday magazine published by New American Press. He is also the author of a novel about growing up in Baltimore during the 1960's entitled "Gods and Heroes."

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