Entrevoir
 

The unveiling of a new work of art by Jacob Marsteller is typically one of the most highly anticipated events in the international art scene—but not this time. Jacob's new piece is a labyrinth of gossamer fabric perched on the peak of a mountain called Entrevoir in a remote corner of the south of France. It looks as if nobody except Jacob's teenage children and a few neighbors from the village will bother to show up at the gallery. As Jacob finishes dressing for the party, he and his wife Marya begin to argue. She warned him that moving from the vibrant art scene of New York to a tiny village in the middle of nowhere would be a fatal mistake for his career. As she turns her back to him and walks down the stairs, Jacob tells her there was a reason he had to come here to create this piece—and that's when Jacob's whole world begins to unravel. Without realizing what is happening, he is lifted out of his body and taken to another dimension, where he becomes the watcher, the witness, and experiencer of lives he lived six decades ago and thousands of years ago, on other planets and as the highest forms of life. In the span of one instant and over the course of millions of years, Jacob comes to understand that he is not his body, he is not his mind, and he is not even his soul. By the end of the amazing unveiling of Jacob's true self, he will experience the greatest transfiguration any human being has ever known: the realization of the ultimate nature of human life, and of spirit itself.



‘Reading’ is the wrong verb to describe coming into the presence of the words of Chris Katsaropoulos on the pages of his new novel Entrevoir. Stepping into his creation of pages is an experience the likes of which we rarely encounter. Like all of his works, this new book thrusts us into thought patterns that blaze trails of original ideas, not lectured, not pontificated, but bathing us with ideas about the meaning of being few of us have explored so intensely. ~ Grady Harp, Literary Aficionado, art and poetry reviewer, Poets and Artists magazine

Katsaropoulos’ three previous novels have been widely praised for the author’s elegant prose style and forays into rarefied metaphysical territory most fiction writers avoid. Katsaropoulos’ fanciful, mystical story line may not suit everyone’s tastes, but readers with a yen for offbeat spiritual literature will feel richly rewarded here. ~ Booklist

A work as conceptual as the protagonist’s art…Jacob wrestles with ideas of selfhood amidst luxurious descriptions of transcendental states. He walks the fine line of self-indulgence and conceptual enlightenment, shedding all boundaries between separate selves that he criticizes and grapples with. ~Natasha Gilmore, Foreword Reviews

"One of the things I liked about [Entrevoir] is that, no matter what the author was trying to convey, in their personal showing of this enlightening moment, we all read into these chapters how we want. We all gain from his words something that we want to see, feel and hear. It may not take us to our own level of enlightenment, but it is rather uplifting and makes what starts our as a sad read, something that is so much more." ~ Bri Wignall, NaturalBri Blog

"Reading Entrevoir is like opening the gates of purgatory & the universe all at once. The title I think is perfect…. Thought provoking is only one way to describe the universe that unfolds within its pages." ~ Naomi Leadbeater, Naimeless Blog

"Chris brings us along on a journey with successful artist Jacob. Many artists see their work as a personal journey, one that is enlightening, and Jacob is no exception. Except, for Jacob, his journey goes above and beyond what one would expect. Chris does a great job in "Entrevoir" of pulling in his reader and making them feel what Jacob feels." ~ Rachel Rennie's Blog Reviews

"For me, Entrevoir was confusing and made sense all at the same time - it was a delicious read that lit the darkest corners of my mind, had (at least it felt like it) every synapse firing, was overwhelming and serene ... all at ONCE." ~ Marie Kuhlman , my3piecesandcompany Blog Review


"What I found most engaging about Antiphony is the questions it raises . . . The story is fascinating, and the writing is powerful and poetic." —Joseph Yurt, Seattle Post Intelligencer, on Antiphony

"A book so eloquent and brilliant that it requires time—that precious entity few seem to have saved for exploration of the arts—to explore this obvious treasure. . . . [Katsaropoulos's] grasp of physics is astonishing as is his ability to phrase theory in a manner comfortably decipherable. His deep entrenchment in literature and in music blossoms on the pages frequently. . . . But most of all it is the serene beauty of his writing that mesmerizes and results in starting the book again once finished that proves this is a man of letters who has an enormous gift and future." —Grady Harp, art and poetry reviewer, Poets and Artists magazine, on Antiphony

"Chris brings us along on a journey with successful artist Jacob. Many artists see their work as a personal journey, one that is enlightening, and Jacob is no exception. Except, for Jacob, his journey goes above and beyond what one would expect. Chris does a great job in "Entrevoir" of pulling in his reader and making them feel what Jacob feels."


Chris Katsaropoulos is the author of more than a dozen titles, including the novels, FRAGILE and ANTIPHONY and UNILATERAL, ENTREVOIR and the poetry collection, COMPLEX KNOWING. He has traveled extensively in Europe and North America, and enjoys collecting books and music.



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Hardcover9781941311493$26.95
Paperback9781941311509$16.95
CategoryLiterature
Publication Date2015-04-01
Publication StatusIn Print
Trim Size5.5x8
Page Count208
 

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