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A Witness to Life

By Terence M. Green

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An SF Gateway eBook: bringing the classics to the future.

"Eternity is in the present. Eternity is in the palm of the hand."

On a streetcar, on Christmas Day, 1950, clutching the chrome rail in front of him, Martin Radey looks at the woman seated beside him, a stranger, and utters his last words: "I can't breathe." Like millions, billions before him, it is his turn to die.

But death is not what he expected. The journey has only begun. From 1880 to 1950, time happens to the world around him, not to memory, because memory, he discovers, is beyond time, traveling forward with him, shaping the earth, the sky, the heart.

Biographical Notes

Terence M. Green (1947- )
Terence Michael Green, born in Toronto, Ontario, is a Canadian science fiction and fantasy writer who has published both short stories and novels. His first published work of genre interest was "Of Children in the Foliage" in Aurora: New Canadian Writing 1979 (anth 1979). Green's works tend to focus on characterisation and explore the complexity of social relationships. Having retired from teaching English at East York Collegiate Institute, where he had worked since 1968, Green now teaches creative writing part-time at the University of Western Ontario.

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  • ISBN: 9781473206786
  • Publication date: 30 Oct 2014
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  • Imprint: Gateway
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Shadow of Ashland

Terence M. Green
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Only weeks before she dies in March, 1984, Leo Nolan's mother shows her son a rose she says was just given to her by her brother, Jack, who disappeared 50 years earlier. After her death, letters from Jack begin to arrive at the family home. They are postmarked 1934. The final one is from Ashland, Kentucky. Leo heads to Ashland, to track down the source of the letters.... And to find out why they are arriving now, after 50 years. Time shifts. Time runs underground, then surfaces. It is 1934, and Leo experiences the Great Depression and the ghosts of the past as no one has in 50 years, in Ashland, where dreams die and are born again.

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St. Patrick's Bed

Terence M. Green
Authors:
Terence M. Green

Terence M. Green's novels growing out of the history of his family in the last century, Shadow of Ashland and A Witness to Life, have won him much critical praise and a wide readership. Now, in St. Patrick's Bed, Green returns, at a point fifteen years later, to the story of Leo Nolan, who went to Ashland, Kentucky in search of his lost uncle, Jack Radey, and in finding him, also found a wife, Jeanne, and her young child, Adam. Leo and Jeanne have been trying for a few years to have another child. And Adam, now a young man about to leave his teens, feels the need to trace and visit his true father, who abandoned his pregnant mother before he was born. Because he loves and wants to protect Adam, Leo decides that he had better visit the man first, and so he embarks on another trip into the past, from which he returns changed again.

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