Something Else Again by Kim Matics

Something Else Again

byKim Matics

Kobo ebook | March 4, 2016

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The Odyssey Trilogy, as its name implies, comprises a long journey full of experiences. The main protagonist, Arden Catlin, an art dealer and co-owner of an Art Gallery on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, spends extended quality time in Japan (three weeks), Thailand (two weeks) and France (three weeks), and by doing so, learns a great deal about himself and his father, whose footsteps he follows on this once-in-a-lifetime trip.

Something Else Again set in France is the companion piece of Revolving Doors that took place in Thailand. It rounds out the trilogy that began with Behind the Folding Fan focusing on Old and New Japan.

The final part of the trilogy concentrates on Arden, still haunted by personal loss and existential loneliness. Something Else Again pulls together major themes and motifs of his internal and external explorations. Principal characters encountered at previous destinations are linked with new acquaintances met in Europe. The novel describes how Arden embarks on further investigations into his past by visiting specific places throughout France. Via a circuitous route he manages to resolve a number of issues that bothered him for decades. They stymied his ever-changing present and prevented him from moving ahead in the future.

The Odyssey Trilogy concerning one individual’s extended travels in three diverse countries relates to how the actual experience of taking this leisurely journey changes the protagonist’s personality as well as his perception of himself and others. The novel also reveals where his future is heading. Each locale is less important than the circumstances and people he encounters during his journey; they are crucial for him to progress.

The son’s outer journey is broadly sketched by visiting places that were important to his father. These are key sites that inspired Leif Catlin’s art and poetry throughout his life. Arden’s inner pilgrimage unfolds as he travels along his father’s path that brings him back to where the journey began.

Title:Something Else AgainFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 4, 2016Publisher:ProglenLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:6167817804

ISBN - 13:9786167817804

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