'The Life and Times of Halycon Sage: The Last Book Ever Published'...

Clarion Reviews, a partner with Foreword Reviews, calls Karima Vargas Bushnell’s new novel, “The Life and Times of Halycon Sage: The Last Book Ever Published” (published by Delirious Walrus) “a deliciously funny and witty satire of the literary world.” It’s described by the author as “an apocalyptic intellectual western sci-fi romance, possibly with vampires.” The book is also available for purchase at: https://www.amazon.com/Life-Times-Halycon-Sage-Published/dp/1312961910.

Halycon Sage, founder of the post-modernist minimalist neo-symbolist pseudo-realist school of literature has run away to save the world, along with his horse, No-Name Stupid. As the mysterious agenda of our eccentric hero unfolds, he meets some odd characters: petulant critic Basel Vasselschnauzer, confused genius Alexander Preisczech, a future-predicting Roma, assorted gang members and secret agents, and a shadowy figure of evil.

“This jigsaw puzzle of quirky characters and unlikely plot lines reveals a world where multiple realities and points of view intersect, creating complex, meaningful and sometimes comedic narratives reminiscent of Douglas Adams and other great metafictional novels,” Bushnell says.

The Kirkus review calls “The Life and Times of Halycon Sage,” “A madcap novel, leaping and lurching with a frenetic energy reminiscent of mid-1960’s postmodernism. … Bushnell is an undeniable writer with a talent for sentences and scenarios. ‘His urbanity was all surface,’ she says of a critic who has just been discovered in the back of a limo and is now shrieking for oysters, ‘a thin, thin earth’s-crust over the red-hot lava of his petulance.’”

The Life and Times of Halycon Sage: The Last Book Ever Published
By Karima Vargas Bushnell
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 146 pages | ISBN 9781312961913
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Born in Reno, Nevada, Karima Vargas Bushnell is director of the Light Upon Light Sufi Center in Minneapolis and a founding board member of Sustainable Nevada. She has a Master of Arts in intercultural relations and has worked as a college professor, refugee and immigrant job counselor, Hennepin County court reporter, old-time fiddler and web moderator for the London Times Online. In the 1970s she hitchhiked up and down Nevada, California and Washington with an African-American friend, an Australian shepherd named Ratlips and a bright yellow bass violin. Bushnell has a husband, three children, three cats and a secret identity as a part Native American Muslim who plays with an Irish duo.

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