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Author Week #2: Guy Hasson

Welcome to our second Author Week! This week we feature Israeli author Guy Hasson, in celebration of his new book, Secret Thoughts, published by the Apex Book Company.

Secret Thoughts is a startling examination of sexuality, motherhood, and society told in three novellas by Geffen Award-winning author Guy Hasson.

In “The Perfect Girl”, Alexandra Watson is a newcomer to Indianapolis Academy of Telepathic Studies. By touch alone, she can delve into your memories, desires, insecurities… everything that makes a person. When she bonds with Professor Parks, her world grows complicated. Soon, she’s reading the residual memories of a recently dead and tracking down the mystery of her demise.

“The Linguist” continues the story of telepathic-enabled women, except now the author has moved us several years in the future. The US government has determined that people like Rachel Akerman are a threat to the nation and orders countrywide extermination of those with telepathic powers. When a G-man uncovers Rachel and offers her a chance to help her country in exchange for her life, what choice is she left with? Rachel finds herself attempting to communicate with a frightened and imprisoned alien life form for the military.

Finally, in “Most Beautiful Intimacy”, Guy Hasson posits “What if a woman were psychically attached to an embryo growing within her uterus?” Set years after the previous novella, Susan DiOrio and her husband hide in a remote region of Montana. Cut off from the world, all they have is each other, and that is threatened when Susan becomes pregnant. A telepath has never successfully given birth to a child. Poignant and urgent, Hasson effectively explores the fear and wide-eyed amazement associated with having a baby.

These three novellas will open your eyes, raise uncomfortable questions, and make you fall in love with the protagonists three times over.

We have two copies of Secret Thoughts to give away! To enter, simply post in the comments to this post with your name and e-mail address. Winners will be chosen at random on Friday.

As before, we’ll be running an interview with Hasson, by Charles Tan; a review of the book, by Anil Menon; a short story, and a guest-post by the author. We hope you enjoy them!

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April 11, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , ,

5 Comments

  1. COUNT ME IN

    Comment by JUAN DIEGO GOMEZ | April 11, 2011

  2. Let’s see, I didn’t win anything in the Haikasoru raffle, so maybe this time…

    Comment by prezzey | April 12, 2011

  3. I’m in!

    Comment by julia rose | April 12, 2011

  4. Thanks for the giveaway!

    susanna dot pyatt at student dot rcsnc dot org

    Comment by Susanna | April 13, 2011

  5. +1

    Comment by Dash | April 15, 2011


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