Employing a combination of literary techniques, including Author Narrative, Directed Dialog, Stream of Consciousness, Internal Monologue and Erlebte Rede, the author has crafted a sensitive, artistic and poetic novel that explores one man’s search to recapture the spirit that once had carried him to the highest levels of international artistic and literary acclaim.
From the bull rings of Spain's Andalusian countryside to the wild and untamed Aran Islands situated offshore of Ireland's western coast, the novel traces the protagonist's lonely, brooding and tenuous physical, emotional and spiritual journey of discovery to a nameless destination over chartless waters and uncharted lands as he seeks to rediscover and awaken his DUENDE, that mysterious power, the creative brilliance and passionate fervor that consume, possess and drive exceptional artists to reach extraordinary levels of raw, visceral, and memorable literary and visual achievement.
On a broader and more universal scale, the novel represents everyman’s struggle for self-identity in an increasingly diffident and impersonal world.
This is Mr. Canter’s seventh novel. A National Book Award nominee, his previous works have been published in the United States and in Europe where they have received critical acclaim for their poetic and artistic literary style, their drama and creativity, and their sensitivity to the Human Condition that define's Man's humanity.