A Tale of Riveting Adventure Uncovers the True Meaning of the Metaphors of Heart

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“Pain and Love” by author Paul G. Paseli tells a tale of breathtaking exploit woven into an intricate rhythm of life of a meek young man in search of his putative father following the death of his beloved mother

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Author Paul G. Paseli takes readers on a unique and stimulating literary adventure through his spectacular book Pain and Love: The Metaphors of the Heart. The book explores the interesting multicultural dynamics, complexities, and consequences of human endeavors across the ageless and picturesque kingdoms of Africa. It offers a glimpse into the psychology of human behavior and sensibilities in response to matters of the heart amid the dictates of different traditional values the outcomes of which have essential, and in some instances, paradoxical response patterns. It provides the reader with different perspectives on multicultural competence drawn from human existence shaped by egocentric and shared belief systems.

In this book, readers will follow a young man (Íkabbu) who was born and raised within the edges of an impoverished land as he goes in search of the father (King O’Dinga) he never knew following the death of his mother. His father lived in a very far away land. He had never before known anything beyond the edges of his land and he was disinclined to leave behind the only land and people he had intimately grown to know and love including a beautiful damsel (Íka) who had stolen his heart and made it her own.

In his quest to find his father, many lingering questions remained unanswered. No one knew whether he was going to make it to his father’s land for the journey was long and perilous. It was fraught with dangerous trials and tribulations making his survival less likely. Above all looms, he feared whether his father whom he decried and resented ruefully was going to deny or accept him. When he finally set foot into his father’s land, his life once deeply rooted in tradition took a sudden twist. It reeled into a wicked storm warped by twisting perplexities including indelible pain, yearning love, fierce rivalry, vengeance and the deaths of people closest to his heart.

Will he be able to fulfill his promise to his mother to find his father? Will he be able to return home to wed his bride? Paseli will take readers on a riveting, at times bloodcurdling, journey with Íkabbu. The riveting tale will urge them to insert themselves into the story. The twists and turns woven within the plot will prevent them from wanting to put the book down. their only quest—to get to the last page of the book.

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About the Author
Paul Paseli has previously written unpublished plays which were featured in academic theater/drama festivals. He also produced, directed, and acted in his own plays which earned him many accolades including best play writer, best producer, best director, and best actor. He put off his aesthetic sensibilities for a while to pursue his academic aspirations. He is a clinical psychologist with specialties in medical psychology and geropsychology.

Pain and Love * by Paul G. Paseli
The Metaphors of the Heart
Publication Date: August 6, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 372 pages; 978-1-4535-4478-5
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 372 pages; 978-1-4535-4479-2
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4535-4480-8

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