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About the Author: Steven M. Greenberg

Steven M. Greenberg is the author of three novels,Adam's Will(2000),Incantation(2004),and Flocking(2011).He is a retired physician,having left a very successful career as a noted eye surgeon in Pennsylvania for the manifold delights of creative literature.Having many and varied interests,he has actively pursued extensive self-education in history,science,and the humanities,with formal post-graduate training in history. He is a native of Detroit and received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Wayne State University(Phi Beta Kappa, 1967). He and his wife Deena have traveled extensively(100 countries)and now spend their leisure time in their Florida and Pennsylvania residences. Dr. Greenberg writes meticulously,regarding every word of a novel as intrinsically valuable in creating a mood,evoking a specific sense,or making a philosophic point. His writing has been compared to that of Faulkner, but without the obscurity of much of Faulkner's prose. His second ovel,Incantation, was a finalist(one of five best fiction entries)in the 2005 IPPY awards.Both Adam's Will and Incantation were very well reviewed and Flocking shows great promise of being a unique and enduring piece of literature. Dr. Greenberg spends most of his non-reading,non-writing hours in hiking the hills of Pennsylvania or the beaches of Florida and restoring antique Cadillacs,of which he owns and has restored fifty.

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Goodreads rating: 3.43

Paperback, Published in Nov 2011 by Createspace

ISBN10: 1466407239 | ISBN13: 9781466407237

Page count: 468

A literary, adventure, romantic, philosophic novel about the deepest, darkest secrets of the human mind and, ultimately, the very nature of humanity itself. The novel tells of Professor Jeremy Lipton, noted researcher on the Cornell teaching staff, who has developed a substance, isolated from flocking birds, that permits the birds to communicate crude intentions to turn or weave or stop in their coordinated flocking through magnetic impulse. In accidentally breathing some of the powder in, Jeremy finds that he may actually possess this psychic ability himself while the drug is active in his brain. A former student of his, a beautiful young woman with whom he had a very intense but very platonic relationship eight years earlier, has returned to teach on the Cornell staff. Their mutual attraction, stunted then and now by Jeremy's loyalty and devotion to his beautiful but troubled wife--the uniquely gorgeous Sibyl--provides the driving force of the plot, which the flocking substance impacts in odd and unpredictable ways. Are the effects of the chemical for real? Will Jeremy's powerful love for the new young teacher on the staff overcome his loyalty and devotion to his lovely, needy wife? And if the chemical works as it seems to, what will he learn of the inner mind and soul of man? By page 461 of this deeply insightful and beautifully written novel, the reader, led by a witty and congenial narrator, will learn it all.

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