‘Garden of Heaven’ now a free e-book

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“Garden of Heaven” is my companion novel to “The Sun Singer.” While “The Sun Singer” follows the hero’s journey of young Robert Adams into Glacier National Park, “Garden of Heaven” follows the odyssey of David Ward who leaves the Montana ranch where he grew up in hopes of finding greener pastures.

Today, I uploaded a PDF file of “Garden of Heaven.” It’s available on my Garden of Heaven Website as a free e-book that you can download and read on your computer. As of this date, the technology available for Kindle, Nook and iPad is not robust enough to handle to format of the novel. As for the future, I can hope.

“Garden of Heaven” is kaleidoscopic. Note the warning on the site that a 240,000-word quantum novel that is told in a nonlinear style, with dangerously high doses of magical realism in multiple columns that can be read in any order is not for the faint of heart.

Early in the novel, David Ward’s significant other, Siobhan Wylie, says, “David, you will never fully understand your youth until you remember who tried to kill you and why.” This sets the tone of the book.

Before you have a clue whether or not it’s possible to answer that question, you will (assuming you’re not faint of heart) experience quantum entanglements that fracture time and tangle the today and yesterday of a family’s lies, a lover’s secrets, a seeker’s journey, and a corrupt university with the disparate worlds of multiple realities, visions and dreams, Montana’s mountains, Florida’s swamps, the South China Sea, Heaven and Hell, and The Tree of Life.

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4 responses

  1. Sounds an amazing book. Love the idea of “dangerously high doses of magical realism in multiple columns that can be read in any order.”

    • I hope you enjoy the book, Montucky. Perhaps, some day there will be a print version. The issue is the length of the book, especially at a time when so many publishers have been having financial problems.

      Print-on-Demand (POD) technology–used by self-publishing companies as well as small traditional publishers–is a blessing and a curse. As a blessing, it greatly reduces the publisher’s costs since each book is printed only when it’s ordered. On the negative side, books printed this way have a higher retail price than books printed by offset printing. This isn’t a problem with the shorter novels many people are reading these days. But it becomes a problem with longer books.

      Using POD to produce a printed GARDEN OF HEAVEN would result in a paperback book that costs (perhaps) $25.00 per copy. This isn’t economically viable, especially when even longer hardbacks by famous and widely known authors are selling for $8 to $10 less. So, it will take a large publisher willing to commit to a large offset printing print run to get the price per copy low enough to come out with a viable print version.

      So that’s where it sits for now.