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Book giveaway for lovers of experimental & postmodern books only: Loose by Ouyang Yu. See
I just joined your group Postmodernism.... As a longstanding member of PM&E, I have a request. I'm currently revising my novel Mother's Beach. It's about a California man who leaves his young twin sons surfing in a storm-tossed sea while he goes for a cup of coffee. When he returns, his sons have disappeared, presumably drowned and carried away by the currents. The man, Hugh, is an American, his wife, Setsuko, Japanese. Setsuko's father is the famed postmodern Japanese writer Kazuki Ono. Devastated by the loss of her sons, Setsuko divorces Hugh and returns to Japan. For the fifteen years following the death of his sons, the only contact Hugh will have with his ex-wife and father-in-law, is through Ono's fiction. Hugh hopes that Ono will provide some insight and solace for Hugh through his fictional characters. It doesn't happen, and Hugh's efforts at redeeming himself through good deeds come to nothing. Haunted and guilt ridden, Hugh decides to commit suicide by drowning, but a series of mysterious and improbable events thwart his attempt. Paralleling Hugh's efforts to unravel these events, Ono has traveled to California to complete his newest novel, Fingal's Cave, which is about a man named Yuudai O'Keefe who, like Hugh, also lost his twin sons due to an unthinking error. The events in Ono's novel and Hugh's journey parallel, intertwine, drop into a black hole and come out the other side, sort of.

How many readers this novel will appeal to is probably indicated by the size of our group. That said, I'd be happy to get comments on the concept or even feedback on the novel itself, which I've posted at

I am also sending this to all other members of PM&E


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