Drain the Marsh
(Hardcover, 322 pages)
In the midst of the Peloponnesian War against Sparta, civil war threatens to break out in Athens between the elites and the deplorable. Though Cleon is the demagogic leader of the deplorable, all is not well with him: His businesses are all going broke. Cleon decides to run for office, colluding with the Great King of Persia, Athens’ archenemy, to get elected.
Things are no better for his former nemesis, the comic dramatist Aristophanes, whose last three plays have been failures. He gives up the theater and joins the navy.
But a coterie of anti-Cleonists tries to convince Aristophanes to wield his pen once more and rally the citizens against the incipient tyrant:
Find out whether Aristophanes returns to the theater and finds success, riches, and love; and whether Cleon recoups his fortune via his secret plan to drain Athens’ sacred Dionysian Marsh.
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(Hardcover, 336 pages)
Nothing’s going to stop midfielder Jack Gaffney from leading State College to the NCAA lacrosse championship, graduating from college, and winning the girl of his dreams—nothing, except possibly:
And of course, the women in Jack’s life:
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The Persistence of Consciousness
(Hardcover, 308 pages)
“A neurochemical romantic comedy”
At State University, the philosophy department and neurology department are at each other’s throats like the Capulets and Montagues, each propounding its own theory to explain the existence of the human soul. Into the fray are cast a pair of star-crossed lovers:
Alas, the course of true love never did run smooth. While Ford is trying to coax the virginal Emmilene into the sack, she is using her knowledge of biochemistry to make him fall in love with her. Will the male imperative or the female win out?
All the while, Ford’s philosophy peers will stop at nothing in order to squelch Emmilene’s research.
With State University hosting the world-renowned Philosophy of Mind Symposium, which side will emerge triumphant?