Book is Novelistic Flight thru Psyche of Human World

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Mystery, experiments in neuroscience, the limitless psychology of intellectual imagination is the Proustian manner redefined into modernity in Martin Skogsbeck’s new, first novel

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In a last attempt to find his lost friend, the French neurologist Redan Palleago reveals the incredible story of Gustav, a very special friend. He tells his audience everything, not fearing the consequences of bringing their secret into light. Alas, Redan has no choice for his sanity is at stake. Taking the shadowy corridors of nueroscientific research, Martin Skogsbeck’s Destructive Interference flits through like his character’s namesake moth, like even the best (or maybe especially the best) humans do, to realms of the impossible in the process of making his readers see through to the many flames that burn humanity in its quest for fulfillment.

The reader embarks on a fascinating journey through various landscapes of memory, the echoes of it in various places and times, a numerosity that the author skillfully uses as the winds that power the novel’s motif of mothlike flight. A Parisian upbringing, a deadly cold Swedish winter and an undercover brain research lab in the Boston area are the settings for this captivating, Poe inspired psychological drama. In an ultimate quest for truth, Gustav and Redan will connect in a way that neither of them thought was possible...

Love, friendship, obsession, mystery – the ingredients combine into a coalescence of thrilling revelation in this powerful tale of humanity (the story’s, the readers’, the characters’, and that of the authors’) on the edge of world-changing experience. All the temptations burn bright, the moths of memory and desire get burned and fall swiftly – the world has just experienced a grand fictional frisson from Martin Skogsbeck.

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Martin Skogsbeck grew up in Sweden and received parts of his education in England and the US. He left a career in international management to pursue other interests, including music and writing. Today he lives in France, is married and has two children.

Destructive Interference * by Martin Skogsbeck
Publication Date: April 18, 2012
Trade Paperback; £9.99; 251 pages; 978-1-4691-9359-5
Trade Hardback; £18.99; 251 pages; 978-1-4691-9360-1
Ebook; £2.99; 978-1-4691-9380-9

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