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Dominic Smith - Author

About the Author

Dominic Smith holds an MFA from the University of Texas, Austin. His short fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and various other awards. His writing has appeared in numerous publications, such as The Atlantic Monthly. He is the author of three previous novels: The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre, The Beautiful Miscellaneous and Bright and Distant Shores

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Bird and the Elephant

Bird and the Elephant

Author: Dominic Smith Format: eBook Release Date: 18/08/2017

"e;Amazing"e; - Dr Suess. Well, that's what we hope he would have said! See what you think? The Bird and The Elephant is a poetic philosophical journey that starts with a chance encounter between and a bird and (that's right, you guessed it!) an elephant. Join their journey as they step through the jungle talking their way through ten philosophical subjects. Starting with: (in order)Who are we?Where do we come from? Why are we here? Friendship Why do bad things happen? Happiness Morality DestinyLove Philosophy The bird is impatient and hot headed while the elephant is calming and wise. Will the bird learn anything from their encounter? Will you learn anything from meeting them both? Philosophy is not here to provide the answers - but to get you to think about the questions. Be a part of their wonderful journey and see what answers you discover.

The Bird and the Elephant Philosophy for young minds

The Bird and the Elephant Philosophy for young minds

Author: Dominic Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2017

Das letzte Bild der Sara de Vos

Das letzte Bild der Sara de Vos

Author: Dominic Smith Format: eBook Release Date: 10/03/2017

Ein eleganter Pageturner um ein Gemalde aus dem 17. JahrhundertSara de Vos ist 1631 die erste Malerin, die in die Meistergilde in Amsterdam aufgenommen wird. Dreihundert Jahre spater ist nur ein einziges ihrer Gemalde erhalten geblieben. Das Bild hangt uber dem Bett eines reichen, etwas ruhelosen New Yorker Anwalts. Ohne bose Absichten kopiert eine junge Australierin das Bild. Doch die Kopie wird in Umlauf gebracht, mit erschutternden Konsequenzen. Jahrzehnte spater treffen die beiden Bilder, die Falscherin und der Anwalt noch einmal aufeinander ... "e;Wie der Autor drei Zeitlaufte und Stadte verbindet ist so brillant wie fesselnd."e; The Washington Post "e;Smiths Roman erinnert uns daran, dass die Wahrheiten, denen wir vertrauen, wertvoll bleiben, auch wenn sie ungenau sind."e; The Chicago Tribune "e;Ein Roman uber Liebe und Sehnsucht, uber Authentizitat und ethische Grauzonen, vor allem aber uber die Malerei als ein Weg, Trauer in Schonheit zu verwandeln."e; Lauren Groff, Autorin von "e;Licht und Zorn"e;"e;Hinreiende Erzahlkunst. Mit einer fast greifbaren Kenntnis der vielen Verastellungen des menschlichen Herzens. Dieser Roman halt Sie nachts wach, anfangs, weil Sie unbedingt weiterlesen wollen, dann weil Sie bewusst langsamer lesen, um das Ende hinauszuzogern."e; The Boston Globe

Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre

Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre

Author: Dominic Smith Format: eBook Release Date: 30/07/2009

In this luminous novel, Dominic Smith reinvents the life of one of photography's founding fathers. In 1839, Louis Daguerre's invention took the world by storm. A decade later, he is sinking deep into delusions brought on by exposure to mercury, the very agent that allowed his daguerreotype process. Believing the world will end within one year, he creates his "e;Doomsday List,"e; ten items he must photograph before the final day. It includes a woman he has always loved but has not seen in half a century. Paris in 1847 was a city of Bohemian excess and social unrest. Into this strange and beguiling world, Louis Daguerre sets off to capture his doomsday images, with the help of the womanizing poet Baudelaire and a beautiful prostitute named Pigeon, in this moving story of ruined love, fame unraveling, and a prodigious mind coming undone.

Beautiful Miscellaneous

Beautiful Miscellaneous

Author: Dominic Smith Format: eBook Release Date: 30/07/2009

From the critically acclaimed award-winning author of The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre comes this moving story of a boy trapped in the shadow of his father's genius. Nathan Nelson is the ordinary son of a brilliant physicist. From an early age, his father has doggedly prodded him toward greatness, enrolling him in whiz kid summer camps and teaching him college algebra. By the time Nathan is seventeen, hopes for a late-blooming prodigy seem dashed. Then, in the summer of 1987, everything changes. A tragic accident and ensuing coma leave Nathan with a profoundly altered mind that allows him to memorize vast amounts of information. Nathan's father, seeking an application for the new talent, sends him to a research institute where, amid misfits and savants, Nathan tries to find a purpose for the new way he perceives the world.

The Beautiful Miscellaneous

The Beautiful Miscellaneous

Author: Dominic Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2008