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About the author:
Lee McIlmoyle still hasn't figured out that he would be making more money packing sliced bread than he will ever make as a writer. To further reinforce this delusion, he also paints, draws cartoons, writes and records rock songs, and does graphic design for Neighbourhood Associations and Business Improvement Areas, usually for pizza money.
Lee enjoys disorienting Sims, baking porcelain brains, and attending competitive all-male Greco-Roman Jello Wrestling events. He currently resides in Limbo, the low-rent district of Hamilton, Ontario, with his sassy New York City wife, a dwindling collection of animatronic love slaves, a demented house cat who wants very badly to make up for the loss of her older brother, and the baby rock star kitten we got to keep her company.
Lee has published two novels and three collections of shorts stories and novellas, including THE BRIDE OF WAR, TERMINAL MONDAY, and THE BACK ROADS OF LIMBO. Lee is currently busy procrastinating on a baker's dozen of story collections and original novels, including an historically accurate description of the Mentat Wars of 2036.
Return Trip (The Approximate Distance To Limbo, Act 2)
Another Testament of Richard Burley
Mr. Lee Edward McIlmoyle
Richard Burley is dead. Long Live Richard Burley.
When is Death not an ending, but a beginning? Perhaps it's when your spirit crosses over to the afterworld, or maybe your atoms scatter across the cosmos and add to the total collective consciousness of the universe. Or could it be that the myriad forces and energies that intersected at the nexus of reality that is you will simply divvy up your total potential energy amongst your alternate selves? Whatever the ultimate answer you choose to believe in, it comes down to the same basic premise: that your essence is eternal, and thus, death is, as the poets say, just a door to another level of perception.
When Richard Burley lay dead on the hospital floor, perhaps some of his friends were convinced that that would be the last chapter in his story. A few suspected otherwise, and his handicapped brother spent many months trying to convince anyone who would listen that he had simply stepped across the threshold of the world and into a mirror reality, where he could watch over them from afar.
But what is Richard's ultimate fate? Will he go to Heaven or Hell? Will he transcend reality for a higher plane of consciousness? Will he dissipate and leave his friends lost and wondering if they can carry on without him? And, knowing what we do about Richard's mental health, how can we be sure that his death isn't just other another psychotic fantasy?
- Publication Date:
- 150778239X / 9781507782392
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- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Fiction / Literary