With his only companions being his insane lover and her cryogenically frozen father, greeting card writer Harold Winslow must come to terms with the madness of a genius inventor and his quest to create a perpetual motion machine, in a story set in a fantastical future where nearly anything is possible. Simultaneous. Book available.
Harold Winslow is a storyteller who also happens to write greeting cards. He has been trapped for most of his life aboard a zeppelin, and THE DREAM OF PERPETUAL MOTION is his story. As Harold unfolds his memoir, readers meet his two companions aboard this hovering mechanical craft: Miranda Taligent, Harold's only true love who was driven insane by their other companion, her father, the mastermind behind this floating prison known as the Chrysalis. Actually, Harold spends his time with Miranda's disembodied voice and the cryogenically frozen body of Prospero Taligent. Prospero invented the untrustworthy perpetual motion machine that has thus far kept the Chrysalis in the clouds above a futuristic city where this magical story has its origins. Dexter Palmer's first novel buzzes with imaginative invention and narrative whimsy. Full of humor and dreamlike fantasies, this surreal story will delight readers of all stripes and fancies.
- Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
- Science Fiction + Fantasy, General, Literary, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Types of Characters, Family + Friendship
- March 2, 2010
- March 2, 2010
- Dexter Palmer
- William Dufris (Narrator)