A Memory of Fire

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About the author:
David J. Keffer was born in Kansas City, Missouri. He pursued a technical education earning a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Florida and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. After a year as a post-doctoral scholar at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C., he began his career as an engineering professor at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where he remains today. He has published about 90 technical papers in archival journals.

Outside of engineering, David Keffer studied world literature and creative writing. He has published analytical articles on the works of Primo Levi and Kobo Abé. He created various reading aids to several classical Chinese novels. Over the past two decades, David Keffer has been active writing novels, poetry and stories. Several novels and illustrated stories are available from the Poison Pie Publishing House at http://www.poisonpie.com.

David Keffer lives in Knoxville, Tennessee with his wife, Lynn, and two children. As a family, they enjoy hiking through the local mountains and are always on the look-out for poison pie and other ambivalent mushrooms that dot the landscape.

A Memory of Fire

A Novel of Indeterminate Conflagrations

Authored by David J Keffer

Let it be said that, even in simplicity, there is the opportunity to become befuddled, bewildered and to lose one's way. A Memory of Fire follows a simple man who was guided by his conscience and natural impulses until he encountered a homeless man who was simultaneously damaged, helpless, vulnerable, enigmatic and monstrous. With the squatter in the lead, the man finds himself engaged in a cross-country quest, the object of which has never been thoroughly explained to him and in which he begins through gradual degrees of disorientation to lose sight of his guiding principles. Eventually, he must choose whether to press forward, continuing to aid the squatter, despite the threat of fire, real and imagined, or to abandon the quest and return home, if such a path still exists for him.

Publication Date:
148260115X / 9781482601152
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Literary

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