The Many Loves of Duane Vorhees is the psychic poetic skeleton of a prose novel about the phases of love (love sought, love gained, love lost, love shared, love spurned), without any of the manifest trappings of setting, plot, characters, etc., all of which any reader can easily supply autobiographically. When the particulars are removed, the universal remains. It has eight sections, each representing a stage of development. BETH is about romantic, adolescent love which is more about longing and yearning rather than actualization. JENNY depicts the less innocent, more destructive form of lust and maturity that follows. YEOBO traces a marriage, its mysteries, its moments of passion and boredom, its starts and spurts. Its dissolution. &u& dissects midlife crisis, “playing the field,” the search for sexual re-ignition, the fantasies, successes, and rejections of an aging former boy. GRACE represents a confusedly hopeful culmination of that search, unfortunately followed by O, DARK LADY, the despair and depression that accompanies the recognition of a failing physique and the end of love’s promise. SALLY is the late blooming of love’s potential. The cycle ends with AND SIRINYA, AT LAST — evidence that it’s never too late to find love’s genuine accomplishment.
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Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Hog Press (August 10, 2019)
Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.3 x 10 inches
Shipping Weight: 10.9 ounces
About the Author
Duane Vorhees grew up in Ohio, lived in South Carolina and Canada, worked at a variety of jobs (some distinguished, many humble), and taught various subjects in the US, Korea, and Japan before moving to Thailand with his family. He hosts duanespoetree.blogspot.com, an award-winning daily e-zine devoted to the creative arts, and is proud of the hundreds of brilliant artists from around the world who have contributed to it. He enjoys reading, writing, and performing, but (like most people) wishes he was richer, smarter, and better looking. Nonetheless, despite his shortcomings, he is appreciative of the many people who have been kind enough of be his friends.