by Michael Williams (Goodreads Author)
Trajan's Arch is a fantasy realism novel by Michael Williams. Gabriel Rackett stands at the threshold of middle age. He lives north of Chicago and teaches at a small community college. He has written one novel and has no prospects of writing another; his powers stagnated by drink and loss. Into his possession comes a manuscript, written by a childhood friend and neighbor,...more
Paperback, 408 pages
Published September 12th 2010 by Blackwyrm
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The brief plot synopsis does not do this novel justice. On the surface, Trajan's Arch is about an author struggling with his past. It is told in a series of letters, fiction, and even clinical studies! One might think the narrative is hard to follow, but it's really not. It is seemless, giving the story a dream-like quality. Williams does an oustanding job of capturing both the external and internal frustrations of Gabriel as he tries to create a masterpiece. One of the strong points of the tale...more
Michael Williams was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and through good luck and a roundabout journey through New England, New York, Wisconsin, Britain and Ireland, has ended up less than thirty miles from where he began. Over the past 20 years, he has written a number of strange novels, from the early WEASEL'S LUCK and GALEN BEKNIGHTED in the best-selling DRAGONLANCE series to the more recent lyrical...moreMore about Michael Williams...