Toccata and Fugue: (ignite the sky)

Toccata and Fugue: (ignite the sky)

by David Reeder


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'Toccata and Fugue (ignite the sky)' is a book for the inquisitive, the contentious, the aficionado of ideas, and anyone else wielding opinions on why we are who we are.Douglas, a wealthy socialite with mother issues, lacks all conviction, but is full of certainty, especially about the value of gender lopsided sexual gatherings and other men's wives. His young friend, Robert, has doubts about everything, especially himself, but believes that there is, or should be, a moral order to life, although he isn't sure what it is.Starting from Douglas' position of certainty and Robert's of doubt, there follows the first of three conversational chains, each chain comprising one day, that passing from one set of characters to the next, roams through ideas that, consciously or unconsciously, form a complex of interrelated concepts that animate and determine individual, social, and national perspectives.This is, perhaps, an improbable book; a mad, nimble, questionable book that questions much that is generally believed to be beyond questioning, and should anyone be persuaded to any presented point or perspective, its final conversation provides means to oppose its own presentations, as should any honest argument. Unlikely of a book as it may be, frequently skirting the outside of the social fringe of normal conversational material, it nonetheless holds true to its underlying concern: Who are we and why are we who we are?

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ISBN-13: 9781490328454
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/13/2013
Pages: 470
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.95(d)

About the Author

David Reeder lives, writes, and paints in Toledo, Ohio

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