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About the author:
James David Audlin is an American author living in Panama, after previously living in France.

A retired pastor, college professor, and newspaper opinion page editor, he is best known as the author of "The Circle of Life".

He has written about a dozen novels, several full-length plays, several books of stories, a book of essays, a book of poetry, and a book about his adventures in Panama.

Fluent in several languages, he has translated his novel "Rats Live on no Evil Star" into French ("Palindrome") and Spanish ("Palíndromo").

He also is a professional musician who composes, sings, and plays several instruments, though not usually at the same time.

He is married to a Panamanian lady who doesn't read English and so is blissfully ignorant about his weirdly strange books. However his adult daughter and son, who live in Vermont, USA, are aware, and are wary, when a new book comes out.


Authored by James David Audlin

Behold the ordinary world from the wrong side and nightmares and visions appear. These are strange, unquiet short fictions from the author of RATS LIVE ON NO EVIL STAR and THE CIRCLE OF LIFE.

A stripper loves a swinging lightbulb. An explorer encounters the Face of God. The accidental inventor of streaking. Children dig a hole to China. After his death a father's storytelling talent is discovered. A couple find the way to have a perfect relationship. A soldier at the front writes an absolutely perfect poem. A Sultán who despairs of finding the woman he desires in his well-stocked harem. A woman is haunted by her own reflection. A dying man feels ever so much better when his family has gone. An explorer changes the name of a village in rural Asia - and changes history. A mountain pool that shows the Face of God. A couple who have the perfect relationship, by never divulging any personal information to each other. A government agent finds a hill on which he may face death if he crosses it. A father carries his dead child through the village to the sacred mountain.

These and more strange stories come from the off-kilter imagination of James David Audlin.

Publication Date:
1470030128 / 9781470030124
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Literary

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