The Two Sons Diptych: A Satire and a Parable

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Tate Publishing, 2012 - Fiction - 152 pages
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Must punishment alone be the balance for crime? Or may forgiveness alone justify the balance?The Two Sons Diptych is both a satire and a parable. As a diptych (pronounced dip'tik), it consists of two stories. In one, a medieval kingdom's stability is threatened by bloody, incestuous rape and murder. In the other, a twentieth-century family is destroyed by adultery, bitter anger, and grief.
Are they opposites? Maybe. Anyway, The Two Sons Diptych will change forever the way you view forgiveness.
Straightforward simplicity drives the satire into deeply contemplative and incompatible contrasts. Rich imagery with dynamic rhythm and intense passions bring the reader to shocking conclusions.
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'...Compelling and engaging. Ector Ward manages to capture the readers' emotions and make them want to finish the stories.
...Clever analogy ... Very thought-provoking ... Intellectual...'
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Ector Ward loves mountains and trees, wildlife and domestic life, especially dogs. Her favorite house pet is a 120-pound Rottweiler named Genevieve. Ward's literary influences have come from great authors, such as Leo Tolstoy, J. R. R. Tolkien, and George MacDonald. She is an inspirational speaker available to speak on topics found on her website,

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