The Empty Chair: Two Novellas

The Empty Chair: Two Novellas

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Composed of two companion novellas, The Empty Chair is a profound, heart-wrenching piece of spiritual storytelling from Bruce Wagner, the internationally acclaimed author of such novels as Dead Stars, I'm Losing You and Force Majeure. In First Guru, a fictional Wagner narrates the tale of a Buddhist living in Big Sur, who achieves enlightenment in the horrific aftermath of his child's suicide. In Second Guru, Queenie, an aging wild child, returns to India to complete… (more)

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Wagner meditates on our fundamental cravings for connections—both human and divine—and meanings—both personal and cosmic—with wit, compassion and a sharp eye for the lies we tell ourselves.

Each monologue features an array of characters who are themselves given to confessional self-assessment, and the result is a narrative that resembles a set of Russian nesting dolls — the reliability of each character’s story framed and qualified by the telling of another’s.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Blue Rider Press (December 17, 2013)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 352 pages

File size: 837 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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