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Trajan's Arch

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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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May 27, 2012 Jacob rated it it was amazing
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
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A taste of Magic-come-true. For my full review of TRAJAN'S ARCH, please see my BookTasting at
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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 ...more
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