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Six Impossible Worlds Before Breakfast

A lonely girl looking out onto the frozen world. An orphan boy waking up in a refugee camp. An alien in the shape of a small, grumpy elephant. Two little fish, swimming through the warm shallows and the murky depths of the sea. But that is only a part of the story…

The idea of possible worlds, worlds that could be described coherently but do not exist is inevitable. But what about worlds that cannot be described coherently? The fractured, fragmented worlds of our minds, where some parts are walled off for self-protection, some parts are distorted for fear and convenience and some parts contradict each other for simple lack of attention? Unedited, they produce appalling philosophies, knee-jerk politics and mental illness. Edited, they produce innovation, fantasy and games. Let's play!

Sunny is a funny little fish, who is generally well-disposed towards others, unless annoyed. One day she meets Simon, a fish who, due to an unlikely combination of circumstances (him being fictional is one of them) does not know how to swim. Driven by a great deal of curiosity with a small admixture of cupidity, Sunny agrees to help Simon learn how to swim, and their adventure begins. They meet fascinating characters, barely escape from hazardous tunnels, solve difficult problems and even find a sunken treasure!

The worlds of children, fish and small grumpy elephants intertwine and collide, illuminating each other throughout the book. Fantasy mingles with reality and leads to... (no spoilers!)

This is an adventure story, a coming of age story, a story about the choices we make and the price we pay for that privilege. It is funny, inventive and can be read at different levels by children and adults. It is a book within a book within a book. It is definitely worth a look.

This book is available in electronic format at Amazon:
UKplease click this link to go the American store
USAplease click this link to go the United Kingdom store

Several scaled down sample pages can be seen below.

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