Smelling Roses

A Tale of Connection and Transformation

by Claudette Dean


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/26/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 232
ISBN : 9781504399395
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 232
ISBN : 9781504399418

About the Book

Charles Montgomery is an unlikely hero. An eleven year old identical twin, he is torn from his God-fearing family, and institutionalized for his strange pronouncements. On the eve of his eighteenth birthday, he mysteriously disappears, only to return a decade later, transformed. The hero’s journey traverses the religious, psychiatry-obsessed 1950s, into the turbulent, revolutionary sixties. It is meshed within a tapestry of human connections interwoven with dark threads of addiction, abuse, and mental illness, and woven with golden threads of compassion, forgiveness, and gratitude. Implied in the title is a scent of mysticism. Sprinkled with serendipity, and interspersed with lucid dreams, the story hints at unseen forces at play in everyday life, and glows with channeled messages of universal truths illuminating its pages.


About the Author

Visual artist, Claudette Dean, now adds fiction to her palette of creative endeavors. From her birthplace in Blind River, Canada, to her home in Freeport, Bahamas, Claudette’s journey has been rich with change and full with surprise. Spilling out intuitively from a writer’s club prompt into a full-blown novel, Smelling Roses is another unexpected gift. For more about Claudette Dean and her work, please visit claudettedean.com.