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Linden J. Debie

A computer-savvy genius obsessed with growing old strives for eternal youth and subsequently destroys the lives of those nearest to him. Seemingly incapable of love, Dorian Fist is unwittingly lured into a contemporary Faustian world filled with intrigue leading to temptation, betrayal, and death. Here the most challenging questions of current philosophy are set within a fast-moving plot with an unexpected conclusion.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Resource Publications (CA)
  • Publish Date: Apr 9th, 2024
  • Pages: 142
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.50in - 0.31in - 0.38lb
  • EAN: 9798385204649
  • Categories: Science Fiction - Action & AdventurePsychological

About the Author

Debie, Linden J.: - Linden J. DeBie received his doctorate in the philosophy of religion from McGill University. He is author of numerous academic books and articles having to do with philosophy, religion, and history. This is his first novel.

Praise for this book

"A penetrating portrait of a technical whiz, a narcissist lacking an inner self who is tantalized by the array of philosophical and theological ideas to which he is exposed in chance encounters. This volume, reaching beyond itself, raises profound questions about the modern world, and proposes the need for salvation."

--Margaret L. King, professor emerita of history, Graduate Center of City University of New York

"Linden DeBie's story of a man whose desire to resist his own aging puts him in a downward spiral is reminiscent of Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray but without the supernaturalism and with an added interwoven discussion of modern philosophy and a hopeful ending--a very stimulating read."

--John W. Coakley, professor emeritus of church history, New Brunswick Theological Seminary

"Linden DeBie has created a character in Dorian Fist that has haunted me ever since I read the book. As a reader who has moved beyond middle age to the next phase of life, Dorian's desire for youth was palpable to me personally. He is an icon of a society obsessed with youth and beauty. He is us. And the consequences of his obsession are heartbreaking. Dorian succeeds in being philosophically brilliant while at the same time being a real page turner and a tear-jerker. I loved it!"

--Scot Sherman, executive director, The Center for Church Innovation