Mischa Dunn's family flees Chile in the wake of the 1973 coup d'etat that installs a military dictatorship. She settles comfortably in her newly adopted country, the United States, until one day, an unexplained seizure in a library signals the beginning of her life with epilepsy. With an engaging balance of humor, insight, and sensitivity Mischa draws the reader into a vivid tale that travels across three continents over thirty years. "A Great Place for a Seizure" is not the only, but it is the first of its kind to be identified as a novelory.
NOVELORY [no . vel . O . ry ] noun (1) A fusion of the terms "novel"and "short story" to describe a series of linked stories that may stand by themselves as individual tales and/or come together as a novel, when read in sequence. (2) A term, coined by Terry Tracy, to identify a species of literature that reflects the 21st century IT-induced mind-set of tight schedules, rapid communication, and the desire to have all things at once. (3) a gimmick.
The author, Terry Tracy, has worked as a human rights activist, journalist and diplomat. She has epilepsy and in 2007 wrote the charter for an association of disabled employees of the U.S. State Department. Currently, she resides in London with her family.
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Published May 6, 2011
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