JONAS BELLIGNHAM AYRE is always looking out of his own eyes, as though seated in the last row of a movie theatre. On the screen? The outside world and the part he plays in interacting with it.
Portland, Oregon— October 17, 2018 — Unsolicited Press announced the immediate availability of A WALKING SHADOW by Gary Bolick. After walking away from a horrific car accident, untouched, Jonas Bellingham Ayre, sells his business, divorces his wife and moves to the desert. It is there, in the desert searching for answers, that his shadow, steps out and becomes a taunting foil. Months pass and still no answers. A burlap sack is thrown out from a passing train. Inside the sack, Jonas discovers and nurses back to health, Eva, an abused, near-dead woman, who in return, helps Jonas find redemption and a measure of peace as he becomes the moving force in reuniting Eva with her daughter.
Born and raised in Winston-Salem/Clemmons, NC. Lived and studied in Paris for a year before graduating from Wake Forest. It was at Wake Bolick had the honor of studying under and being mentored by Germaine Bree. Writing A WALKING SHADOW was a true labor of love. When Bolick was living in Paris, he was able to track down a copy of the first ten treatises of Jabir’s “Book of Sixty-Nine Treatises”. Finally, it seemed, studying French was paying off. No English translation existed of Jabir’s work. Bolick could read antiquity’s greatest alchemist in his own words. When Jonas’ shadow splits off and begins to both comfort and mock him it was, as Carl Jung speaks of in “Psychology and Alchemy,” the conscious and unconscious attempting to find balance. Of course a few random events, a couple of love interests and the ever- present vulture flying overhead, helped out.
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