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The Song of Maress: An Allegorical Love Story

John Proynoff

ISBN 10: 1419690493 / ISBN 13: 9781419690495
Published by John Proynoff, Phoenix AZ, 2008
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Title: The Song of Maress: An Allegorical Love ...

Publisher: John Proynoff, Phoenix AZ

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Book Type: Book

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This mystical novel tells the tale of Maress, a young dolphin who, along with her mother and aunt, has fled her home to escape the punishing heat of El Nino. Drifting through the vast waters of Oshania, Maress meets Big Blue, a wise old whale whose gentle counsel encourages Maress to make a place for herself in the Oshanian community. Her mother and aunt, however, have forbidden her from consorting with the locals and from learning their language, for fear of losing her own culture. With Big Blue's help, Maress begins to understand that, without the common bond of language, she and her family will never truly belong in Oshania. So begins her quest to create a home for herself in a new world, discovering friendship and true love along the way. The Song of Maress poses an allegorical solution to the immigrant's challenge between making a new life in a strange land and holding onto important customs from the past.

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John Proynoff immigrated to the United States from Bulgaria in the 1950s and immediately began working on behalf of his adopted country. He served with the U.S. Army for two years during the Korean War, receiving a commendation for valor from President Harry Truman. His work in food preservation via irradiation led him to develop a process for preservation of foods by none-ionizing radiation. He also contributed to the national energy policy of the 1970s. The Song of Maress was inspired by his personal challenges with language and assimilation during his early days in the U.S. The author of The Essence of Life: the Electrical Nature of Life and Its Link to the Environment, he currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona.

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