A novel by Wayne Edward Boyd
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Publication date: October 2010
Sometime during the fifteen years
it took to write this novel I lived in New York, San Francisco,
Seattle, Vancouver, and London, stood at the top of the Eiffel Tower,
hiked in the Himalayas in India and Nepal and got married in Texas.
In fact, in the course of my 57 years I visited 37 countries, 49
states in America, 9 out of 13 Canadian Provinces and Territories and
3 Australian States.
This book took shape when my
friend, Andre Petrov, introduced me to The Master and Margarita,
by Mikhail Bulgakov and translated from Russian by Mirra Ginsburg
(published by Grove Press). The novel presents an anti-Stalinist
message in a complex allegory of good and evil which proved
inspirational in the plot of my story.
While I was living in Canada,
friends in Vancouver provided new ideas, criticisms and editing
services; devotees at the Hare Krishna temple on Schermerhorn Street,
Brooklyn, helped with historical accuracy; and in Ireland, Satsvarupa
dasa Goswami permitted me to utilize sections of Prabhupada's
authorized biography, Srila
My brother, Jeffrey H. Boyd, a Psychiatrist, Minister and
Author, provided constructive criticism and enthusiasm for the
However, without the help of
Richard Cole, also known as Radha-Mohan das, this book would and
could never have been completed. Working from the United Kingdom,
Richard has read and re-read the manuscript dozens of times, always
coming up with corrections, ideas, criticisms and encouragement.
Lastly, I owe tremendous
gratitude to my wife, Charlotte Jean Boyd, for putting up with me
while I poured over endless research and rewrites, and who, along
with Richard Cole, checked spelling, punctuation, and consistency in
the final edit before publication.
All of us hope you enjoy the
story that follows.
366 pages, 58 Chapters, 4 Parts!
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