The Disadvantages of Being Tall

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Now available:
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/519669

Short Description (The Disadvantages of Being Tall)
The Disadvantage of Being Tall comprises fourteen tales of human and divine love set in diverse corners of the globe. Stories of human love in its most bittersweet, transient form alternate with depictions of love at its selfless best – thereby allowing glimpses of something transcendent and eternal.

Long Description (The Disadvantages of Being Tall)
In Goat’s Milk a poor Dominican Republic labourer wistfully contemplates what his life might have been like had he never been plied with goat’s milk as a baby. Into the Light is about a religious who slowly becomes reconciled to the thought that his dreams may be a valid reflection of the progress of his spiritual journey. On Valentine’s Day in their hometown of Bendigo, Australia a young woman toting a card that she has bought to commemorate the occasion tries desperately to bring out…

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About owenlindsayboyd

I am a follower of the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda - author of Autobiography of a Yogi. I begin and end each day with meditation, a spiritual base from which all else proceeds. I am a personal carer, writer and traveller, among other things, originally from just outside Melbourne in Australia. I lived in my hometown until 1984, obtaining a degree in Arts, with majors in sociology and communication studies, in 1980. I have spent a considerable amount of time since the late eighties living and working in a wide range of communities in many different parts of the world. I have lived and worked with homeless people, disabled people and refugees. As a writer, I am principally a novelist though I also write shorter pieces, both fiction and non-fiction and have published and self-published poetry, articles, short stories, memoirs and novels. In addition, I write screenplays and have made a number of low-budget film productions. In recent years I self-published a trilogy of novels dealing, principally, with the themes of healing and reconciliation. 'The Unintentional Healing of Soul' (Changeling / Trafford 2003) was followed by 'Proper Respect for a Wound' (Changeling / Trafford 2005) and 'Thanks Be to the World' (Changeling / Trafford 2009). 'Proper Respect for a Wound' was also published in e-book format by Jaffa Books, Brisbane, Australia in 2013. I self-published a two-book travel memoir, 'The Second of Three' and 'From a Caregiver's Point of View' early in 2014. It is distributed on smashwords. Later in 2014 I plan to publish a book of stories.
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