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Time Is The Fire

A novel by


Time Is The Fire recounts a day in the existence of Leopold Bloom
O'Boyle, chronophobe, travel writer, would-be novelist, and husband of
the Reverend Annabel Chance. The day is September 8, 1992, and the
place is Harvard Square and environs. Like his namesake, Leo dips
into and out of a stream of consciousness as he considers and
reconsiders the most important decision of his life. In his quest for
an answer, he struggles with his fear of time, a fear inextricably
meshed with the fateful choice he and Annabel must make. Along the
way, he encounters characters real and imaginary, including the shade
of his late father; his friend Alf; the temptress Silvia; and the poet
Stratis Haviaras. He argues with Philip Larkin and harkens to the
words of James Joyce and Seamus Heaney, words that suffuse his heart
and mind. He works feverishly to finish a draft of his languishing
novel, the protagonist of which, like himself, is trapped in the
riddle of time.


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Paperback Editions

April 2016 : USA Paperback

Title: Time Is The Fire
Author(s): Alfred Alcorn
ISBN: 0-912887-43-5 / 978-0-912887-43-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pleasure Boat Studio
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Kindle Editions

March 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Time Is The Fire
Author(s): Alfred Alcorn
Publisher: Pleasure Boat Studio: A Literary Press
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