The Dream of Perpetual Motion

By Dexter Palmer; William Dufris (Read by)
(Tantor Media Inc, Compact Disc, 9781400114962)

Publication Date: March 2010

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Imprisoned aboard a zeppelin that floats above a city reminiscent of those of the classic films "Metropolis" and "Brazil," the greeting card writer Harold Winslow is composing his memoirs. His companions are the only woman he has ever loved, who has gone insane, and the cryogenically frozen body of her father, the devilish genius who drove her mad. The tale of Harold's decades-long thwarted love is also one in which he watches technology transform his childhood home from a mere burgeoning metropolis to a waking dream, in which the well-heeled have mechanical men for servants, deserted islands can exist within skyscrapers, and the worlds of fairy tales can be built from scratch. And as he heads toward a final, desperate confrontation with the mad inventor, he discovers that he is an unwitting participant in the creation of the greatest invention of them all the perpetual motion machine.
"The Dream of Perpetual Motion" is a memorable debut that will be one of the most talked-about books of the year.



About the Author
Dexter Palmer lives in Princeton, New Jersey. He holds a Ph.D. in English Literature from Princeton University, where he completed his dissertation on the work of James Joyce, William Gaddis, and Thomas Pynchon (and where he also staged the first academic conference ever held at an Ivy League university on the subject of video games). He is the author of "The Dream of Perpetual Motion".

William Dufris has been nominated nine times as a finalist for the APA's prestigious Audie Award and has garnered tweny-one Earphones Awards from "AudioFile" magazine, which also named him one of the Best Voices at the End of the Century. He has also acted on stage and television in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany.
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