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Triptych by J.M. Frey
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Aug 20, 12

Read from March 31, 2011 to July 27, 2012

Locquacious, daring, and socially relevant; J.M. Frey's "Triptych" is not afraid to push the boundaries that define love and relationships. " Tryptich," is the story of three lovers told from each person's point of view. The protagonists are a British man named Basil, an American woman named Gwen, and a tall blue-furred, bat-eared alien named Kalp. The two humans are scientists who work for a government body known as The Institute. Kalp is one of a few survivors who came to earth searching for sanctuary after his planet was destroyed by a natural disaster. Kalp is an engineer who has lost his entire family. As human society tries to integrate the alien refuges, Kalp is assigned to work with Gwen and Basil who are colleagues as well as lovers. But the three fall in love and their relationship triggers social upheaval felt around the globe.

Frey's sentences are filled with vivid description and she paints a vision of the future that is both wonderful and dark. In an age where the concept of marriage is continually debated, and people are murdered for following their faith or being genetically different, it is not difficult to believe Frey's world where beings who are loving and contribute to society are beaten and murdered for expressing themselves in an unconventional way.

I look forward to more works from J.M. Frey.
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