Lethe Bashar's Novel of Life
What would the novel

of your life look like?




Lethe Bashar's Novel of Life
 
is a work of interlinked fictions

based on the literary hero

and wandering teenage hoodlum,

Lethe Bashar. 



On three different weblogs,

spanning 25 years,

the reader is encouraged

to read the text

from any point in time

and proceed in any direction.

 

History of a Family in Decline

A husband divorces his ailing wife and a teenage son--who believes himself to be a genius--drops out of college.   Focuses on the father's pseudo-spiritual quest and the son's descent in drugs and grandosity. Comic take on the modern family tragedy.

To read Family in Decline click Here.


Madrid, Spain

Lethe Bashar is on study abroad.  He moves into an apartment with a sixty-five year old Senora.  Within two weeks, he undergoes an extreme form of culture shock.  He has difficulty attending classes at the International Institute, and his greatest fears revolve around his appearance in the mirror.  The Senora, a maternal figure, suggests that Lethe withdraw from school and see a psychiatrist.

To read Lethe in Madrid click Here.


Las Vegas

After getting kicked out of a halfway house in San Jose, California, Lethe takes a Greyhound bus to Vegas.  He finds a youth hostel on the West side called The Backpacker's Inn.  This Hotel California is refuge to a host of misfits and wanderlusts.  Louie, a cherry-faced man, befriends Lethe and walks with him through the underbelly of the Las Vegas world.

To read Lethe in Vegas click Here.


Credits:  Cover Art by Fernando Botero (Una Famiglia)  Background Art by Henry Darger
Lethe Bashar's Novel of Life
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Lethe Bashar's Novel of Life

The Novel of Life is a blog fiction project that follows the life of Lethe Bashar, literary hero and wandering teenage hoodlum, through Chicago, Read more
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