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Book Title: Orphans, Assassins and the Existential Eggplant|
The author of the book: J.T. Gillett
ISBN 13: 9780692391662
Format files: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
The size of the: 26.74 MB
Edition: Homunculus Press
Date of issue: February 19th 2015
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You'll love the talking eggplant! Take a quirky, fun, medieval journey with a gorgeous alchemist, teenage genius and a tiny, wisecracking, 600-year-old eggplant.
In this award-winning novel, you'll travel through strange but real medieval events with a heroic trio on a quest that's both weird and wonderful. And that's not all:
--Roll across continents on horses, ships and camels with a well-versed, naive and
--March across medieval Europe with an army of misfits led by a boy prophet.
--Train with stoned and unlikely killers who terrorize Middle East rulers.
--Peek inside Hassan i Sabbah's ancient library of mystical and profane literature.
--Touch the petrified body of the world's first man, Adam.
--Get juicy gossip from a fresh, fast-talking, funny vegetable.
Orphans, Assassins and the Existential Eggplant shimmies through the early 13th century with a female alchemist, teenage prodigy and the one-and-only ancient, shrunken and truly heroic eggplant that can speak to whomever wears it.
In search of the fabled Lost Stone of Eden, they cross Europe and the Mediterranean with the Children's Crusade, hijack a caravan in the Sahara desert, live with hashish-fueled Assassins in the mountains of Persia and rediscover paradise on the island of Bahrain.
Orphans, Assassins and the Existential Eggplant won the Silver Medal Winner for Historic Fiction in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards, 2015.
Read information about the authorJ.T Gillett holds degrees in philosophy and journalism from the University of Oregon and studied at Naropa Institute’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics.
His accomplishments include meditating with Allen Ginsberg, chanting inside the Great Pyramid, climbing Mt. Shasta, marrying the woman of his dreams and raising two children who turned into amazing adults.
By day, he works as a writer and editor for a leading Global 2000 writing agency based in Ashland, Oregon and hikes the beautiful mountain trails on weekends. At night, he creates stories that combine reality with fantastic, peculiar characters and events--and sometimes he writes them down.
His stories and poems have appeared in a variety of Literary Journals since 1978, including City Lights Review 6 (1994), edited by Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
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