Indigo Forest

by Jon Afanador



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 23/03/2000

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 212
ISBN : 9781585002658

About the Book

The setting for Indigo Forest is a remote locale called Hedgerow Parish, where the prominent geographical feature is the omnipresence of massive hedgerows. These hedgerows have a multiplicity of functions: enclosures, aesthetics, personal privacies, and the preservation of myths and legends. When the protaganist enters this interzonal, contradictory world to do some amateur historical research, he finds his encounter with this isolated yet compellingly attractive landscape and its inhabitants both alluring and disquieting. The conflict and tension line of the plot occur as the protaganist tries to unravel and separate numerous strands of appearance and reality.

Indigo Forest is based on a principle the author calls 'illusionistic-realism,' where ordinary occurrences appear to be mystical, and unusual events are very often demystified by the commonplace. Sometimes phenomena continue unexplained when the receptive and sensitive intellect of the outsider confronts a majestic yet impassive environment, consistently in contrast to his expectations. Comprehending nature is an obvious key to the plight of the stranger, but nature has her methods of concealing her own true definition.

About the Author

Born in the farmlands of Tipton County, Indiana, Jon Afanador graduated with a degree in philosophy from Indiana University. He completed a Master of Arts degree at Valparaiso University and has lived in Lowell, Indiana, for the last several years.

Indigo Forest is his first novel.