Fantasia (Novel)

Vaughn Petterson

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  • Year: 2012

  • Binding: Hardback

  • Publisher: Global Vision Press

  • ISBN No: 9789380707525

Touching on a wide range of different themes, Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis is a truly compelling read. Throughout the pages of his thought-provoking novel, the author, Vaughn Petterson, presents readers with a vivid portrait of the best and worst that humanity has to offer, inviting them to form their own conclusions about the respective moral weight of our various social folkways and mores. Written in a deeply lyrical style, Fantasia successfully incorporates the transformative media of art, music, and literature as a figurative backdrop for Joe’s personal metamorphosis—highlighting the significance of the arts in helping to change us in ways we could hardly imagine. Petterson also skillfully invokes higher levels of deeper thought in the reader, chiefly by inviting them to consider the deeper spiritual ramifications of the issues with which his characters are forced to contend—issues that rest at the core of our collective existence.

Vaughn Petterson

Vaughn Petterson Was Born In 1956 In Winthrop, Massachusetts. He Graduated From The University Of Massachusetts In Boston With A Bachelor Of Arts Degree In English And Italian Literature. He Worked At Various Jobs Including The Post Office And As A Teacher. He Also Lived And Studied In Florence, Italy For Several Years. During That Time He Developed A Great Interest In Renaissance Art And Art In General. To Live His Passion And Experience Foreign Cultures He Has Visited Many Countries.
Petterson Wanted To Write A Novel Using As A Basis His Passion—classical Music— By Using What He Considers Being The Most Sublime Music Ever Written, Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia On A Theme Of Thomas Tallis. He Believes That He Has Accomplished His Goal In This Book And Hopes The Readers May Feel As He Does.
He Has Spent Most Of His Life In Boston, Massachusetts Where He Currently Resides With His Wife, Two Children And A Dog.

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