Behind the Mirror: Short Stories and Reflections

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AuthorHouse, Nov 14, 2007 - Fiction - 260 pages
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‘Can you put a price on speaking what you deeply, truly believe in? Or is the voicing of personal belief priceless and fundamental to one’s own development...?’

Victor is going through a tumultuous patch of life. Tortured and fading, he writes to his friend and brother in arms, Xavier, asking for an open ear and a helping hand, but he gets more than he expected; supportive as they may be, Xavier's responses are forceful and quite unnerving, and they spark a fierce correspondence that begins to examine reality rather than just reaffirm it.

The exchange of ideas between the two friends gradually proliferates, piece by piece and story by story, and their perspectives expand into broader issues and begin to blend into one another. Sometimes hard to digest, and even harder to delineate, they seem to be set nowhere specific, taking them on a ride around a misty stage where the actors are faceless and the scenes nameless. Reality begins to break down, making less sense with every insight gained, and a grim and overwhelming shadow starts to settle on an increasingly meaningless world, where the spirit of life is under attack by greed, anger, fear and disillusionment. With everything in turmoil and the future under question, it slowly becomes apparent that the way forward, out of the shadow and into a world of inspiration, is going to be hard to find...


‘Behind the Mirror is a stimulating roller-coaster ride through the politics, personal dilemmas, mystery and magic, humor and tragedy, of the human condition in the  21st century. Beautifully written and full of insights and fresh approaches to old problems, I couldn't put it down '

Graham Hancock, author of The Sign and the Seal and Fingerprints of the Gods.


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About the author (2007)

Nicolas Sampson went to study at Arizona State University, where he received a BA in General Psychology, and then went on to the University of Cambridge, where he received an M.Phil in Social Psychology. After working for a while in freelance advertising, he decided to seek out a broader field of creative expression and began to write poems, stories and lyrics. His themes circled around issues of personal growth and transformation, systematic evolution, and global awareness. This book is the first among three concerning the theme of transformation and development…

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