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  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Literary
  • Language:English
  • Pages:158
  • eBook ISBN:9798350900224
  • Paperback ISBN:9798350900217

A Love Refracted In A Stream

by Christopher Kenneth Hanson

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The story examines the complexities of human emotion, mental health, and the search for connection and meaning in an often confusing and disconnected world.   Other books of a similar nature might include:  "The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger - "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" by Stephen Chbosky - "Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine" by Gail Honeyman -  "The Bell Jar" by Sylvia Plath-


A Love Refracted In A Stream is a first person fictional memoir that follows the experiences and somewhat unreliable observations of Crate concerning his life and especially his brother, Raynold. Crate delivers his disaffected account of their lives, recalling personal truths, observations and adventures within the cynical and callous world around him.  And although he attempts to protect and care for his brother, Raynold, who is a schizophrenic, he can not prevent the inevitable suicide.  As the narrative unfolds, it is clear Crate is actually losing part of himself, the brother he was protecting and cherishing was in fact, his own mental illness projected through delusions. Over the years, as he learned to accommodate and isolate this disease, Crate, in effect, was actually losing this part of himself, whom he had hallucinated as his brother. Nonetheless, he knows he still loves his brother and will miss him, even though, Crate had to slowly deconstruct Raynold over years and years and inevitably let him go.

About the author

Christopher Kenneth Hanson is an independent artist, writer and
musician. He graduated from Rutgers University in 2007 and majored in
Art History. Christopher has independently published poetry books and
children’s books as well. He has also written various flash fiction
stories and posted them to his website and elsewhere. He has created
independent music under the name ckhanson81 publically from 2010- 2023.
He continues to concentrate on poetry and fiction.

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