For Want of Wonders

For Want of Wonders

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There is a moment when everything stops. There is a moment when the clock does not tick. Understanding and feeling unite. For Vishesh Darshane, it happened when he was only ten. On a beach, from a distance, he sees a woman. She seems to command the elements. There is beauty and there is perfection. Vishesh can feel it."If you have this feeling," he tells us, "you might also never forget. You might want to run and tell the world. But after the running, the words fail. But my awareness did not fail. "My awareness, my attitude and understanding did not change. They opened. Like a door. Like a curtain. Like a current of electricity that reaches a bulb. The filament glows in the glassed vacuum. It glows bright. And then, all at once, it fills the darkened room with light, a rich and bathing luminance."Like a river seeking the ocean, Vishesh's life flows from that single moment."I am holding only a thread," he says. "I do not want to let go."Be still. Remember my name. It is the label that is attached to me. It is the one thread that is sewn through this entire story. Your story or my story - it is only the stitching that changes. The want is the thing that drives us."Trust me: I have a story to tell."*"In Rabindranath Tagore's footsteps, Richard Payment writes beautifully, and generates a moving evanescence, working, as he does, in the age-old but always compelling area between writing and dreaming. This is as much a prose poem as it is a novel, the kind of book and writer we must not lose in the new unsatisfying welter that corporate book publishing has become." Frank Delaney, author, journalist and broadcaster
Publisher: Lowell, MA : King Printing Co., Inc., 015
ISBN: 9781932406030
Branch Call Number: PAYMENT
Characteristics: 250 pages


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Staff Book Review: For Want of Wonders

In For Want of Wonders, we are introduced to 10 year-old Vishesh, a boy living in Nargol, India. He loves cricket (mostly the numbers involved in the game–keep the action away from him) and he witnesses something during one of the games that impacts his life forever. I was compelled as soon as I picked up this book to hear Vishesh’s story–Payment’s words are poetic, evocative, and soothing... (more)

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