Strange Bodies (Compact Disc)
Want to be be torn between following a taught plot and diving for your reference books to check an obscure word or concept from metaphysics? This is the book for you. This speculative romp explores the old idea of transplanting a consciousness into a replacement body with a fresh and convincing approach in which a very dead Samuel Johnson scholar seems to be alive in the body of a Russian prisoner.— Chris
Whatever this is, it started when Nicholas Slopen came back from the dead. In a locked ward of a notorious psychiatric hospital sits a man who insists that he is Dr. Nicholas Slopen, failed husband and impoverished Samuel Johnson scholar. Slopen has been dead for months, yet nothing can make this man change his story. What begins as a tale of apparent forgery involving unknown letters by the great Dr. Johnson grows to encompass a conspiracy between a Silicon Valley mogul and his Russian allies to exploit the darkest secret of Soviet technology: the Malevin Procedure. With echoes of Jorge Luis Borges and Philip K. Dick, Marcel Theroux's Strange Bodies takes the listener on a dizzying speculative journey that poses questions about identity, authenticity, and what it means to be truly human.
About the Author
Marcel Theroux is the author of several novels, including the Somerset Maugham Award winner "The Paper Chase" and "Far North," which was a finalist for the National Book Award and the Arthur C. Clarke Award for science fiction. He lives in London.
With acting credits that span stage and screen, Gildart Jackson is most often recognized for his role as Gideon on "Charmed." Other notable TV roles include Jackson Palmer on "Providence" and Simon Prentiss on "General Hospital," and his theater roles include Henry Higgins in "My Fair Lady," and Adrian in "Private Eyes at the Old Globe."
A classically trained actress in England, Veida Dehmlow has dozens of stage credits to her name. Her voice work includes commercials, video games, and the narration of books in a variety of genres, including nonfiction, historical romance, short stories, and children's books.
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