By Michael Katakis
A visceral and eviscerating lament for the united states, the rustic Katakis enjoyed yet can not endure to dwell in.
Once upon a time, Michael Katakis lived in a spot of massive goals, brilliant colors and sleight of hand. That position used to be America.
One evening, vacationing the place those that reside inside of illusions shouldn't ever move, he stared into the darkness and glimpsed a pale flag the place shadows amassed, revealing one other the United States. It was once a damaged position, bred from worry and mistrust - 1000 shards of glass - choked with a those who some time past had given away all that used to be priceless; a those that were bought, for therefore lengthy, a overseas betrayal that at last got here from inside, and for not anything greater than a handful of silver.
These essays, letters and magazine entries have been written as a farewell to the rustic Michael loves nonetheless, and to the spouse he knew as his 'True North'. a strong and private polemic, one thousand Shards of Glass is Michael's attract his fellow electorate to alter their direction; a cautionary story to these all over the world who idealise an the USA that by no means was once; and, crucially, a glimpse past the parable, to a rustic whose top days may possibly nonetheless lie forward.
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I must be hearing voices now! ' The voice echoed round and the storm dropped suddenly to a whisper—'All Mighty'. The silence was so sudden that the words were clearly and shockingly audible. ' Though no one was visible, the voice seemed to be so clear that you could almost see it bow with elaborate and ironic courtesy. 'I told you I had come, didn't I? . come . '. "... to my arms. . come. . come. . my beamish boy . . come. Not in terror, like Ozymandias, but kind and good, like Hitler who chortled in his joy.
A Thousand Shards of Glass: There Is Another America by Michael Katakis