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The Oarsman

by Zubin Mathai

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The judge and an angel of death upset a Man and the Oarsman’s quest to get to paradise. Forced to revisit his past, the Man whitewashes his sins in the quest for greater good. It is a tale of self-doubts that wanders as the man and oarsmen wander. It was good premise that seemed drawn out for such a short story. ( )
  bemislibrary | Dec 25, 2016 |
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A river meandering through a wooded land in the time of castles and knights began singing out for no reason other than it was happy. Hints from a long-forgotten childhood song rose from its heart to find a Man, and they sounded out a new chapter for his old and tired life.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0998215503, Paperback)

In The Oarsman, a magical river begins singing, and a dying man suddenly aches to know if the paradise at its end is real enough to fill his heart.

He hires an oarsman to take him upstream, but a twisted encounter sends them back to revisit every role the man has played in his long life.

A merchant hoarding, an artist painting love, a warrior looking for peace in war, and a dreamer imagining himself a knight to fight a dragon — these, and more, were faces of the man.

As sinister agents relentlessly pursue, and as they row further back into the man’s past, the man begins to suspect that the oarsman is more than he seems.

The Oarsman, with its combination of adventure, fantasy, and spiritual inspiration will delight any reader, and also excite the currents of the river flowing through all our hearts.

(retrieved from Amazon Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:08:04 -0500)

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