The Astonished Eye [eBook] by Tracy Knight
A NOVEL by Tracy Knight
CATEGORY SF / Horror
PUBLICATION DATE: June 2012
INTRODUCTION Philip José Farmer
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But the mystery of the stranded extraterrestrial pales in comparison to the powerful yet fragile magic that already exists in Elderton: Almo Parrish can infallibly predict the moment when the first leaf of autumn will fall each year, and believes that he is the last surviving Munchkin; Chandler Quinn can build or repair anything (including otherworldly machines); little Vida Proust lumbers around town because the gentle inhabitants of Elderton are far too polite to tell her the truth of her existence (or lack thereof); and poor Frank Shepard is a flickering wraith of a man, a reanimated superhero who has forgotten how to fly.
As Savitch pursues his story, his homecoming coincides with unthinkable events that not only threaten the town’s tranquility, but also alter each intersecting life and transform the very fabric of reality itself.
The Astonished Eye was nominated for Best First Novel by the International Horror Guild.
Praise for The Astonished Eye:
“Quirky, at times almost contemplative in its simple yet pregnant observations of the commonplace, The Astonished Eye is a metaphoric glimpse at hope found within the ordinary, renewal discovered in the nondescript pageantry of our daily lives, a recognition of ourselves and our brief existence as but an allegory to a leaf that falls from a tree on any autumn day, beauty unremarked but should we choose to notice. . . Told with both humor and an always engaged humanity, some time has passed since I last read a novel with so much thought and ability condensed into a single slim and conceptually compressed novel.”