Literary Fiction by Juli Kearns

THE RHETORIC OF STREETS
A photographer's fifteen-year-long vigil for her missing sister wears upon her personal, family, and professional life, during which time she struggles with whether the disappearance was intentional. An exploration of parenthood, the artistic impulse, and the wear and tear of culturally-condoned misogyny.

THUNDERBIRD AND THE BALL OF TWINE
What does it mean when your horoscope says your life is over? A comedic philosophical quest and serious inquiry into the fool’s journey, Thunderbird and the Ball of Twine explores the fragility of our conclusions on being and consciousness when based upon the fragmentary sharing of experience and elusive, illusive perspective constrained by the regulating thermostat of cultural expectations.

UNENDING WONDERS OF A SUBATOMIC WORLD OR IN SEARCH OF THE GREAT PENGUIN
Unending Wonders of a Subatomic World or In Search of the Great Penguin takes the reader on a journey into a magical and sometimes alarming level of reality where all is truly connected and no one, nothing, is inconsequential, not even the most seeming minor character. Historical exposition, social commentary, and psychological and spiritual reflection enrich and illuminate the free flowing complexity of the basic plot line which includes the search for the great penguin, a struggling touring band, and a woman fleeing her impending wedding with all the wedding gifts. Unending Wonders of a Subatomic World or In Search of the Great Penguin is not a novel to skim lightly. It is an experience that may change the way you view the universe.

Why don't I publish more frequently?

The Rhetoric of Streets was released in 2016 and Thunderbird and the Ball of Twine in 2011. The 2nd edition of Unending Wonders of a Subatomic World was released in 2011 but was previously first published about 2007. My books are long and involved reads (and writes) and I can't churn them out once every three months or even once a year like some individuals. Extreme patience is required in the making of them and they are not works that are consumed in one night. Many people report reading pages and chapters repeatedly, absorbing them.

Why publish in paperback and not on Amazon?

Because my books are involved reads and not consumed in one day or a week, I prefer to sell my work paperbound (cheaper than hardbound) rather than for an ereader, though I personally love ereaders as a supplement for a longer book, to facilitate searches for text. I publish through Lulu because they have thus far proven to have good, consistent text quality and are cheaper than Amazon.

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Truly can't afford the paperback? Let me know and I'll send you a pdf. I am too well aware of what it is to want to read but not have the cash for a book.

The Rhetoric
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Streets

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Thunderbird
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Paperbound 560 pages

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Unending Wonders of a Subatomic World or In Search of The Great Penguin

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Paperbound 734 pages

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Photo header, Imperial Rome, Tragic Mask, by Juli Kearns.