Dreams of Lies and Delusions

by James Polus

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 13/07/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 240
ISBN : 9798765230053

About the Book

A fictitious historical tale set in a lost civilization of South Asia, “Dreams of Lies and Delusions” is a speculation about the existence of elaborate texts detailing the people and events of their times, well before the appearance of books. Like many of the sophisticated cities in ancient times, this fanciful chronicle of a lost writing system did not survive the passage of time, shifting climates, earthquakes, floods, and destructive invasions. Imaginative oral traditions filled the void for thousands of years. The story depicts the challenges of justice, the fight for equality, and the human drive for purpose. Malevolent and baneful characters influenced by pride, revenge, and desire for power show the twisted, murderous influence of extreme personality disorders, manifested in dreams and imaginary visitations. A vengeful ruler, a serial killer, and a religious zealot poison their minds with lies and delusions, fomenting evil acts and ultimate self-destruction. Remarkable women characters fill the pages with acts of courage, wisdom, and shrewdness. These characters remind us of the untapped potentiality of women in every aspect of life across the world, particularly in some cultures chained to conservative ideologies.

About the Author

A new author from the seacoast of New Hampshire inspired by the majesty of the ocean and tales of the mysterious and wondrous octopus. Jim Polus graduated from Hobart College and Columbia University and is a retired executive from IBM. An ardent love of cycling on country roads fuels the author’s themes of human purpose and a reverence for nature. Jim’s genre focuses on the interplay of the human spirit and the conflicting challenges of honor and courage in the face of betrayal and treachery.