Wouldn't the Wood Weird

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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 100 technical papers in archival journals. He was awarded a Fulbright Grant to learn and to teach about sustainability in Seoul, Korea.
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.
Beginning in 2012, David Keffer began teaching a course on the subject of non-idiomatic improvisational music, of which he is a devoted listener and a topic which has led aided him on an investigation of a literature of non-idiomatic improvisation.
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.

Wouldn't the Wood Weird
 

a post-existential romantic fantasy, or Impractical Prayers from the Spindle of the Void

Authored by David J Keffer

Reality is defined reluctantly by common consensus. Each of us participates in the process in a unique way and contributes our own idiosyncratic slant to the reality that emerges. Wouldn't the Wood Weird follows four individuals--a drowned woman, a psychic, an astronaut and Wouldn't himself--each of whom spent some time in the care of the staff of the Lake View Sanitarium, where they were recuperated and returned, ostensibly whole, to society. Having conquered their inner demons, they join forces to participate in the externally directed enterprise often described as "making the world a better place". This short novel follows them on their first adventure in this arena, the search for the astronaut's missing wife. Wouldn't the Wood Weird is a post-existential (romantic) fantasy generated through a non-idiomatic improvisational creative process.


Publication Date:
2016-08-05
ISBN/EAN13:
153692914X / 9781536929140
Page Count:
124
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Literary




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