I, Polyphemus by Ron Terranova
Brutish with the soul of a poet; violent, but with the heart of a protective shepherd. This is not the one dimensional Polyphemus from the Odyssey, but a brilliant, mad, tragic and darkly humorous being who embodies the best and worst of men and monsters. Enter the world of Polyphemus. The son of a god and nymph, despised and cast off by his parents, and feared by all others. Enter a world of magical realism, where dreams and reality merge, where destiny is bent by the fates and gods, and at the center of it all is the anti-hero for the ages- The cyclops, Polyphemus.
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Noreen Lace is a writer living in Southern California. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in numerous journals. This is her first novella.
For more on Noreen Lace, visit her website at www.NoreenLace.com.