Novels and Collections

The unveiling of a new work of art by Jacob Marsteller is typically one of the most highly-anticipated events in the international art scene—but not this time. Jacob’s new piece is a labyrinth of gossamer fabric perched on the peak of a mountain called Entrevoir in a remote corner of the south of France, and it looks as if nobody except Jacob’s teenage children and a few neighbors from the village will bother to show up.

As Jacob finishes dressing for the party, he and his wife Marya begin to argue. She warned him that moving from the vibrant art scene of New York to a tiny village in the middle of nowhere would be a fatal mistake for his career. As she turns her back to him and walks down the stairs, Jacob tells her there was a reason he had to come here to create this piece—and that’s when Jacob’s whole world begins to unravel. 
Without realizing what is happening, he is lifted out of his body and taken to another dimension, where he becomes the watcher, the witness and experiencer of lives he lived six decades ago and thousands of years ago, on other planets and as the highest forms of life. In the span of one instant and over the course of millions of years, Jacob comes to understand that he is not his body, he is not his mind… he is not even his soul. By the end of the amazing unveiling of Jacob’s true Self, he will experience the greatest transfiguration any human being has ever known: the realization of the ultimate nature of human life, and of Spirit itself.

“What if the universe is really a giant thought?”

Theodore Reveil is one of the leading lights in String Theory physics, on his way to present his latest research at a triumphant meeting of his colleagues from around the world, when he realizes he has lost the notes for his presentation.

On the verge of panic, he is in the middle of ransacking his hotel room in search of the missing notes when he is stopped in his tracks by a voice—a vision of madness.

Thrown off his game, without his notes and shaken by what he has just experienced, he goes to the podium to deliver his speech nonetheless. And in the midst of his distraction and confusion, he poses the question: “What if the universe, instead of being a giant machine, as we have looked at it and studied it for the past three hundred years, is really a giant thought?”

Then he crosses a line which he can never step back over again, saying, “The infinities and singularities in our equations may be telling us that what we are missing is unknowable in terms of physical science. These unsolvable terms in our equations may be roadsigns pointing to consciousness—to God—as the missing piece of the puzzle.”

Antiphony traces the downward spiral of Theodore’s career in the wake of what he has said, and the remarkable transformation that leads him into the depths of madness . . . or the revelation of the Final Theory, the ultimate secret of the universe.

Complex Knowing sends the reader on a journey into the hidden realm of the subconscious, where the sixth sense of knowing overwhelms the other five.

Chris Katsaropoulos has written a collection of transcendent poems that turn words and phrases inside out, bringing forth the intricate truths that can be found within a frozen landscape, a lost tribe of warriors, a funeral cortege, or a chrysanthemum weathering a drought. Each of these poems has the power to stop you in your tracks and transform what you thought you knew about the world inside you.
“Complex Knowing is most assuredly one of the more important collections of poetry by an American writer to come before the public.

— Grady Harp, poet—War Songs; critic—Literary Aficionado; art historian—The Art of Man, Vitruvian Lens and PoetsArtists; writer for art museum catalogues.

What would happen if every single one of us made the decision to rise above hatred, fear and vengeance?

Unilateral is the story of two young people locked in the brutal grip of a region at war. Amel is a young Palestinian student who lives in the crowded apartment blocks of Gaza and is confused by the hatred, destruction and upheaval that disrupts her family’s simple life. Ra’anan is a fighter bomber pilot in the Israeli Defense Forces who takes his mission very seriously… and doesn’t know what it means to fail.

The destinies of Amel and Ra’anan are intertwined, though they cannot yet realize it. The differences and striking similarities of their worlds unfold in a beautifully rendered sequence that swiftly leads to a single moment of transcendent connection, a moment that requires Ra’anan to decide whether he will follow someone else’s commands and destroy Amel’s life, or make the unilateral decision to follow his own heart.

“Poignant and thought-provoking, Fragile is a fine piece of fiction to add to any collection.” –Midwest Book Review

“At the end it’s a ‘whew’ and a ‘wow’ because it was a pleasurably demanding experience.” –Rita Kohn, Nuvo Newsweekly

Amelia Geist, Holly Schenck, and Tris Holloway are all broken—in one way or another. 

In a lifelong act of penitence and defiance, Amelia Geist has remained a virgin and saved herself for Tris, her first love, who abandoned her more than fifty years ago.

A few weeks from retirement, Tris Holloway has led a separate life of his own in the hills above Silicon Valley, sealed by inertia within the confines of a loveless marriage and shattered by his decision to leave Amelia.

The only person who can repair the rift between Tris and Amelia is Holly, a single mother without means, who is trying somehow to mend her life while laid out in a hospital bed, a victim of her own suicide attempt.

The stories of Tris, Holly, and Amelia are presented in Fragile as broken fragments, woven together by profound truth and an astonishing connection that transcends the boundaries between this world and the next.