With the full weight and gravity of the world pressing down upon her Alethea rests in an uneasy slumber...
Through this thoughtful collection of stories her dreams come to life. Begging to be uncovered, unearthed and awakened, her concern for humanity manifests in the curiously tragic, romantic and insightful lives of her dream’s main characters.
As the winds of change blow and the dirt is whisked away, the nature of her truth resurfaces in a myriad of times and places: the slave pit of a rock quarry to the King’s table; along distant mountain passes and the many endless highways of civilization; between the lines of blank pages; in the heart of modern suburbia; underneath the red berries of a threatened coffee farm that rests deep in the El Salvadorian jungle; stuck under the surgical knife in a flickering makeshift operating room amidst the chaotic throngs of war; across time and space into our most painful traumatic pasts, unto our unfolding futures and beyond,
Alethea and her dreams take us underneath the surface of our illusions to the distant future that our hearts all long for.
BIOGRAPHY Daniel B. Martin is an American author whom currently resides in the Netherlands.
Martin’s literary themes focus upon the ever-changing relationships between human beings and their environments. His love for and connection with nature is deeply linked to his philosophy of human stewardship of the planet. He is fascinated by plants and animals, gardening, hiking, camping, waterfall chasing and anything involving the great outdoors.
A man of many hats and a global resident: he grew up in Southern California, although throughout his adult life he has lived on the Hawaiian islands of Oahu and Maui, in France and in the Netherlands. He holds a Bachelor’s in Philosophy from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a Master’s in Philosophical Anthropology and Philosophy of Culture from Leiden University in the Netherlands.
Martin’s books provide understandable and relatable philosophic adventures to the average reader. He does so through writing experimental literature that cozily rest just outside of traditional genres. His work is a never-ending attempt at further understanding and connecting the metaphysical (world of the mind) and the ontological (world of being) worlds.
The aim of his writing is to incite subjective self-reflection and to increase general and personal awareness of what it means to be human. In doing so he hopes to boost environmental and ecological appreciation and to foster the reemergence of a healthy relationship between humanity, its environments, the planet we call home and the greater cosmos beyond.
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