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The Winnowing by Patrick Garner

“A Compelling and Unique Blend of Contemporary Thriller, Romantic Love Story, Greek Mythology and Science Fiction” In this startlingly original tale of immortality and seduction, the goddesses of classical Greece return—or as they emphasize, reanimate. Far from being remote mythological beings, they appear in contemporary America to prevent a small cadre of scientists from upending the eternal cycle of life and death. Written by stage play writer, artist and poet Patrick Garner, The Winnowing is a romantic novel and a "page turner." Although The Winnowing is Book I in a trilogy by the same name, the story is complete in itself. Highly cinematic and seditious in its approach toward morality, the story takes place in its own Eden, where goddesses consort with young nymphs in dramatic presentations, practice ancient sacrifice and hunt “spirit” deer. Midpoint through the story the narrator—the sole male—is transformed into a being with divine powers. Sexual hunger, hubris, infatuation—these emotions and godlike intellect drive the key characters through a story that ends in conflagration, and finally, rebirth.