Sharing a Man
A woman from the East Coast and a woman from the West Coast meet at a gravesite in Chicago and discover they both were lovers of the deceased. Tensions between the women lead to transformation. Cocoons are shed. Wings unfurl. A man is resurrected.
Sharing a Man is the second stand-alone novel of what has become the unintended Trilogy of Light. More
Good day. You have found Sharing a Man, which was named Finalist at the Next Generation Indie Book Awards and was named Winner at the Texas Association of Authors Book Awards, a contest open to international submissions.
Sharing a Man is the second book of the unintended Trilogy of Light. This story stands alone as a world unto itself. It connects to the other two books by a theme: we all have genius, inner light, but we seldom bring it out in creative acts because we have been bludgeoned into conformity.
The Trilogy of Light is not religious. Nor is it an intellectual construct. Each book of the Trilogy has many powers. Here is the one I want to share with you now: each book builds a refuge in which you can connect to your own insights. When a new idea, which may be a solution to a problem, comes to you, close the book and write the idea down. Then it is up to you to give this idea life.
Sharing a Man steps aside the Aristotelian model of the mythic hero and advances the natural ideal that anyone, anytime, can be a hero. The novel calls for everyone to stand in their own light.
Self-awareness is as old as Socrates, but people seldom practice it because they have been compromised by conformity. Civilization, it seems, demands conformity, yet without individuality, civilization ceases to flourish. In Sharing a Man, one man and two women flourish. This triumvirate rips through the American literary backlash against the masculine and proves that the powers of self-awareness are not gender specific.
Sharing a Man is infused with the spirit seldom found in literature. Instead of leading the reader to death and destruction, the story uses death as a foundation for building an awareness that feels the magic of life.
The other two volumes of the Trilogy of Light are The Secret of the Bermuda Triangle, the great American adventure novel, and Next Stop, Heaven, a journey out of the matrix that seeks to control how we think and act. Please remember: all three books of the Trilogy are not religious. Nor are they intellectual constructs. Each of the three books is an expression of the spirit that gives birth to, and sustains, civilization. A new civilization brimming with unlimited potential awaits you.
Two excerpts from Sharing a Man:
The stream of life will ripple or foam as a man crosses new depths. Whether he be a writer and photographer, as Robert Doubleday was, is inconsequential, for the test of buoyancy will find the man wherever or however he may employ his talents. By gaining the other side and coming back again, a man lives. No matter what course he takes, a crisis awaits him. He masters the crisis and moves on. Then, one day, he falls deep into waters that prove his ability to survive. He may be alone. He may be with friends. It makes no difference. The choice is his to live or die. But there may come an event so shocking—such as the one that caught Robert unawares as he drove through an intersection in reckless Los Angeles—a man splits into many men, each seeking a place to grow in the hearts of the living.
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A tap on the shoulder and a turn to see who was there might be considered quite ordinary among all the events that pile up in a day, especially a day such as this, but the tap created a chasm, for when Christine turned her head and saw Mary, something in her couldn't bridge from her study of human perfection, now known to her as Ann Somerset. Mary, dear Mary, seemed grotesque, and how this grotesqueness could even come to Christine, shocked her. A sharp feeling of shame blocked out Mary's greeting of "Hi, hon." Christine wondered, with a sadness erupting inside her, how she could let a picture of physical beauty reduce Mary to an unappealing picture and extinguish, even for a second, the beauty of Mary's spirit.
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