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Dear Reader You are about to embark on a journey that will take you to Jamestown Virginia; the Chesapeake Bay; Washington DC; London; Munich; Avignon and various other spots in between in the here and now You will also observe Jacobin London and the founding of the Jamestown colony in the 17th Century You will get insights about what was happening from a David and a Molly from both the past and the present contemporary David is writing a novel about that other David the one from the 17th Century; and Molly is transcribing the diary of that other Molly the one who is her ancestor and a member of the Jamestown colony There is also the narrative of a Native American Opechancanough who was taken to Spain as a young man and educated in the ways of the white man How is it possible that he inserts himself in the here and now to become very important to Molly and David's narratives? Gene Farrington mashes the past and the present as only a postmodern novelist can always conscious of the impact of words even as he fractures time and melds characters in such intricate ways that you will be amazed at how time means nothing how the traits and ualities of ancestors get passed along through time through blood By breathing life into historical figures as well as the fictional ones Farrington forces us to reconsider what is history what is fate?

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    Gene Farrington’s The Blue Heron is a compelling commute through time An imaginatively structured postmodern work it sweeps the reader back and forth between the 17th and 21st centuries with stops in Jacobin England colonial Virginia modern day London and Washington DC and The book’s eccentric enigmatic but always intriguing characters fraternize with Henry Frederick Prince of Wales Captain John Smith Pocahontas Francis Bacon and other real life personages As a Virginian I was especially impressed by the author’s historical research as he re imagined the challenging world of the Jamestown colonists The plot is secondary to the ride itself as the author generates uestions about the true meaning of time the impact of words and the caprices of history steering our collective destiny Whether using 17th century Native American narrative or email conversations Farrington’s collision and collusion of past and present is absorbing thought provoking and memorable My only regret is having to return my friend’s borrowed copy