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Moirae

Author: Mehreen Ahmed; Tony McMahon
Publisher: San Bernardio, Calif. : [CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform], 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Following the stream of consciousness technique and embedded in dream allegory, Moirae depicts human predicament exploring notions of fate and religion. Taken from a fantasy land on a planet with two moons, called the Lost Winds, this story is about human oppression under a tyrannical regime which calls itself democratic. Much like our planet earth, people flee to seek protection in a place called Draviland, a long  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Sea stories
Fantasy fiction
Stream of consciousness fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mehreen Ahmed; Tony McMahon
ISBN: 9781512048353 1512048356
OCLC Number: 911223195
Description: 135 pages ; 23 cm.
Responsibility: Mehreen Ahmed.

Abstract:

Following the stream of consciousness technique and embedded in dream allegory, Moirae depicts human predicament exploring notions of fate and religion. Taken from a fantasy land on a planet with two moons, called the Lost Winds, this story is about human oppression under a tyrannical regime which calls itself democratic. Much like our planet earth, people flee to seek protection in a place called Draviland, a long way away from the Lost Winds. Dramas pertaining to such human conditions often appear in the main character's lucid dreams and knitted in pink honeycomb pattern. This metaphor is used to construe self organized behavior among men, herding as they try to escape from persecution.
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A difficult but rewarding read

by mattdoylemedia (WorldCat user published 2015-12-11) Excellent Permalink

Moirae was an interesting read for me, thanks in part to the stream of consciousness style in which it is written. What this means is that the book runs in a ‘free flow’ with little in the way of punctuation...
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Insightful and thought-provoking

by James421 (WorldCat user published 2016-02-29) Excellent Permalink

The central theme of Moirae is hope. Set against a backdrop of poverty, laden with a sense of helplessness from living under an autocratic, tyrannical regime, Nalia struggles to come to terms with the loss of her newly-wed husband after he's arrested for profiteering. There follows a disturbing, yet...
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Tony McMahon, School of Media and Communication, RMIT University

by MehreenAhmed (WorldCat user published 2016-02-23) Excellent Permalink

Mehreen Ahmed is a wildly interesting writer. Moirae is not the first book from the Queensland scribe that I’ve read, but it is undoubtedly the best, most mature work. This is a nebulous...
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Review by Dr Paul B McNulty University College Dublin

by pmcnulty1 (WorldCat user published 2015-12-17) Excellent Permalink

Ever since James Joyce introduced the concept of “stream of consciousness,” I have been fascinated by this literary technique. It was against this background that I eagerly...
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It Carries You Like the River Murma

by CharlesFreedomLong (WorldCat user published 2016-03-01) Excellent Permalink

Stream of consciousness soup laced with lucid dreaming...
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