Immortal Water

By (author): Brian Van Norman

Immortal Water is an extraordinary tale of the Spanish conquistador Juan Ponce de Leon and a retired history teacher, Ross Porter. In parallel, interlaced plots both men suffer life altering crises. As age steals away their powers they obsess in a quixotic search for the mythical Fountain of Youth. Each man’s search reveals significant shifts in his life. In the depths of a Florida cypress swamp their quests culminate with astonishing results. Intriguing, poetic, and timely.

AUTHOR

Brian Van Norman

Once a teacher, theatre director and adjudicator, Brian Van Norman left those worlds behind to travel the planet with his wife, Susan, and take up writing as a full-time pursuit. He is the author of four previous novels: The Betrayal Path, Immortal Water, Against the Machine: Luddites and Against the Machine: Manifesto. Against the Machine: Evolution is the third book in his human/machine interface trilogy. He has journeyed to every continent and sailed nearly every sea on the planet. His base is Waterloo, Ontario, Canada though he is seldom found there.


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Van Norman has again proven his ingenious ability to actualize his characters with prolific creativity and marvelously exquisite prose; intimately familiarizing his readers with each well-developed personality he crafts into life.


Praise for The Betrayal Path: Van Norman has truly brought to life the characters and period in the history of Canada. He has captured the true essence of the times and people who lived then. It is a great read full of adventure and romance. A great Canadian historical novel!


Praise for The Betrayal Path: Van Norman has truly brought to life the characters and period in the history of Canada. He has captured the true essence of the times and people who lived then. It is a great read full of adventure and romance. A great Canadian historical novel!


Praise for The Betrayal Path: An entertaining page-turner with a plot that comes to a boil in Quebec at the Battle of the Plains of Abraham in 1759. Part of the fun for readers is in guessing which characters were real people and which are imagined.


Immortal Water offers a unique portrayal of the very human fear of ageing. The novel is an unusual, gripping tale which depicts two men from two time periods.


Immortal Water is poetic, intelligent and timely. Its theme reflects the fears of so many middle-aged individuals in our current society where youth is venerated. With an elegant, convincing style Van Norman leads his readers on a magical journey.


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Immortal Water is an extraordinary tale of the Spanish conquistador Juan Ponce de Leon and a retired history teacher, Ross Porter. In parallel, interlaced plots both men suffer life altering crises. As age steals away their powers they obsess in a quixotic search for the mythical Fountain of Youth. Each man’s search reveals significant shifts in his life. In the depths of a Florida cypress swamp their quests culminate with astonishing results. Intriguing, poetic, and timely.

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Dimensions:

362 Pages
8in * 5in * 0.8in
360gr

Published:

March 01, 2018

City of Publication:

Hamilton

Country of Publication:

CA

Publisher:

Guernica Editions

ISBN:

9781771832434

Book Subjects:

FICTION / Literary

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Language:

eng

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