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author interview: Gary Inbinder

In venturing outside my usual genre I have discovered several great reads lately, including this one—Confessions of the Creature by Gary Inbinder, which is a continuation of Mary Shelley’s classic,Frankenstein. The creature has exacted revenge on his creator, retreated into the wilds of Russia and later finds himself transforming from monster to man. He rejoins society and moves up the ranks, becoming a military hero and gentleman. This novel is about a monster turned man, trying to understand and thrive in society, all the while suppressing the monster within. After finishing this beautifully crafted story, I sought out the author and asked him to answer a few questions, which you will find below. You can read my full review in Historical Novels Review’s August 2012…

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review: The Flower to the Painter

The Flower to the Painter by Gary Inbinder Marcia Brownlow, a young artist among a group of American expatriates in late 19th century Europe, began her journey as a governess when her family fell on hard times and left her bereft. A friend’s aunt makes a proposal that Marcia cannot afford to decline, although it would require a major deception: Marcia must disguise herself as a man. She adopts her deceased brother’s identity, and as “Mark” Brownlow, interviews for a position as a writer’s secretary. Her employer quickly learns that she is a gifted artist and funds her further education, introducing her to society as the next great talent. Marcia continually struggles with her identity throughout the story–enjoying the freedom and acclaim she receives as…

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