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A human embryo is allowed to preview the world before deciding whether to be born. The embryo named Prospect will meet a range of people to help him make up his mind. Among them, a greeting card writer, a sociopath, and Prospect's very own inscrutable parents. Trish Mesmer is the scientist charged with counseling Prospect, though she has more hidden agendas then a centipede has legs. At the same time, Trevor Grueling grows increasingly committed to derailing the bio-experiment all together. This speculative tale is served up with equal helpings of whimsy, dread, and hope. At heart, this is literary fiction with a slightly sci-fi premise. The book may not appeal to hardcore sci-fi readers. Those who appreciate the trippy, modern world on display in the movie "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" or "Being There" may find themselves at home. ** AUTHOR NOTE. In May 2013, the author is releasing a revised edition of PROSPECT which includes book reviews, discussion questions, and a preview of the opening 20 pages of his next novel THE HOPE STORE. Also the book has been re-proofed.
About the Author
Dwight Okita lives in Chicago where he designs websites and drinks way too much coffee. He has a great circle of friends & colleagues. His poetry book Crossing with the Light was published by Tia Chucha Press. His plays "The Rainy Season" and "Richard Speck" are published and were performed to acclaim in Chicago. THE PROSPECT OF MY ARRIVAL was chosen by Penguin editors as one of the Top Ten novels of 5,000 in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards contest in 2008.