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Little Ricky in Flatland By Richard Borovsky
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Riccardo Arcangelo Bombo is a young prodigy composer with a great talent and an even greater secret. Though the story is set in mid-twentieth-century Chicago, it is in fact set in... More > "Flatland": our world seen from a place a notch or two above, from which our limited outlook is perhaps placed in a broader perspective. And though Ricky's story is cast in both light and shadow, better spirits do prevail, though it can't be denied that "there's no loss more painful than a Flatland loss."< Less
Of Miracles and Misery By Richard Borovsky
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"Of Miracles and Misery" is the story of Max Nightingale, a man whose life is shaken to the foundations when he finds that his imagination has broken loose and caused chaos in the real... More > world where a rogue imagination has no license to operate. Max is a handsone, successful author at the peak of his natural powers; a man whose life-long effort to become a more loving person is challenged by disturbing indications that his lawless imagination is not yet finished with him. So how is a good-hearted man to react, to grapple with such a situation? How is an honest Midwestern novelist to function with fearsome powers beyond his control while remaining not only benevolent and sane but whole-heartedly in love?< Less
Of Miracles and Misery By Richard Borovsky
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"Of Miracles and Misery" is the story of Max Nightingale, a man whose life is shaken to the foundations when he finds that his imagination has broken loose and caused chaos in the real... More > world where a rogue imagination has no license to operate. Max is a handsone, successful author at the peak of his natural powers; a man whose life-long effort to become a more loving person is challenged by disturbing indications that his lawless imagination is not yet finished with him. So how is a good-hearted man to react, to grapple with such a situation? How is an honest Midwestern novelist to function with fearsome powers beyond his control while remaining not only benevolent and sane but whole-heartedly in love?< Less
A Peaceable Kingdom By Richard Borovsky
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“First things first. My name is André. I am a cat, and this is not a children’s story.” Not for children, but for readers with a love of fiction, humor and a taste for... More > provocative, contemporary spirituality. Take André, an imperious cat; add in young Toby Wellington, a cold-hearted, once-in-a-century prodigy; and Orlando Floyd, Toby’s art teacher, in love with the boy’s beautiful mother. Add to that one act of murder, a trial, a verdict, the complete works of Johann Sebastian Bach, and Toby’s own masterpiece, an otherworldly drawing with never-before-seen power. Finally, add Akbar, an emissary of the League of Initiates, and you’ve got the makings of A PEACEABLE KINGDOM, where, as Akbar explains: “Every act may be seen as an act of love… or then again, maybe not.”< Less
States of Matter--Three Stories By Richard Borovsky
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“Gabriel” is the story of a very bright young man who comes from a long line of exceptionally uninteresting people. He is also a young man with a group of extraordinary, imaginary... More > friends. Gabriel’s future is inextricably bound to the future of his friends, but where are the boundaries between Gabriel and the “real world?” What happens if he tests them? “States of Matter” is the story of Emmanuel, a man who dares to challenge the very premise of what we know as our dreams. His exceptional discovery leads him to a place in the world (or is it a place within himself?) where the simplicity of goodness becomes an artifact of another order, and where he finds the surprising results of his renunciation. “The Multiplication of Cats” is the story of a novelist, Max Nightingale and his encounter with Death (“Uncle Death”). A great deal is packed into this novella, a great, great deal. More than one would ever expect, actually.< Less
The Song the Birds Forgot By Richard Borovsky
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THE SONG THE BIRDS FORGOT is a tale of discovery, betrayal and illumination, featuring Jason Aeneas Finch, a young sculptor with a head-full of Greek mythology, lovingly instilled in him by his... More > eccentric classics professor of a father. On the eve of his twenty-first birthday, Jason makes a vow so unprecedented that he believes it distinguishes him from all living people. As a result of his unique resolution, Jason finds both enrichment and suffering. His adventures range from pizza delivery to cross country travel to journies to the metaphysical extremes of the Cosmos. He meets Cyrene, an aging, retired nymph, working as a waitress; Lord Poseidon himself; and a mysterious, eminently distinguished man of uncertain origins—all the while renewing his unprecedented, life-altering vows daily. But in the end, his privileged view of life notwithstanding, Jason discovers that all he’s known is only a thin sliver of the “unforeseeable miracle of creation.”< Less
A Peaceable Kingdom By Richard Borovsky
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“First things first. My name is André. I am a cat, and this is not a children’s story.” Not for children, but for readers with a love of fiction, humor and a taste for... More > provocative, contemporary spirituality. Take André, an imperious cat; add in young Toby Wellington, a cold-hearted, once-in-a-century prodigy; and Orlando Floyd, Toby’s art teacher, in love with the boy’s beautiful mother. Add to that one act of murder, a trial, a verdict, the complete works of Johann Sebastian Bach, and Toby’s own masterpiece, an otherworldly drawing with never-before-seen power. Finally, add Akbar, an emissary of the League of Initiates, and you’ve got the makings of A PEACEABLE KINGDOM, where, as Akbar explains: “Every act may be seen as an act of love… or then again, maybe not.”< Less
Three of Hearts By Richard Borovsky
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THREE OF HEARTS or “What Love Does” is a milder novel than A PEACEABLE KINGDOM, with fewer dark clouds. It is the story of three characters, their loves, and the surprising way in which... More > their lives interact. First, there is Horace, the eccentric, reclusive Past President of The American Metaphysical Society; second, Bernard, an empathic elevator man who works in an old, downtown Chicago Hotel; and third, there’s the star of our show, Felix, the irrepressible and impulsive malcontent, lover and poet, whose poetry appears throughout the story. Beyond the aforementioned three and their sweethearts, a seventh character, a bit player named Kyle, a neo-hippie who walks the streets of Madison, Wisconsin holding a sign aloft that reads: “THINGS ARE NOT AS THEY APPEAR” makes his brief appearances only when it matters most.< Less