No Sun Without Shadow

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No Sun Without Shadow, Aug 24, 2005 - Fiction - 440 pages
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Approaching his thirtieth birthday, Vergil Tynan closely identifies with Sisyphus, doomed to eternally push a boulder up a mountain, only to begin anew when he reaches the top. Sisyphus's plight seems to sum up his own existence as a low-level employee at a large insurance company.

Vergil's only comforts--sex with wild, electrifying Regina and scuba diving with his buddy Nick--aren't enough to relieve his growing angst, which he nourishes with compulsive readings of Albert Camus' "The Myth of Sisyphus," When Regina announces that she is pregnant, further discord follows as the couple argues about the baby's religious upbringing. The intractable positions taken by Regina (Jewish) and Vergil (Catholic) strain an already volatile relationship.

Through it all, Vergil is haunted by the question posed by Camus: "Does The Absurd dictate death?"

 

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
13
Section 3
21
Section 4
27
Section 5
35
Section 6
51
Section 7
80
Section 8
81
Section 16
217
Section 17
233
Section 18
249
Section 19
268
Section 20
291
Section 21
300
Section 22
306
Section 23
313

Section 9
92
Section 10
105
Section 11
127
Section 12
139
Section 13
155
Section 14
178
Section 15
205
Section 24
342
Section 25
362
Section 26
381
Section 27
406
Section 28
428
Section 29
439
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