Despondency by Paul Andreas Wunderlich
The Story of a Defeated Man

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Trister Trännermann, a fifty-nine year old man, travels the world in search of happiness. He finds nothing but regret as the unforgiving shadow of his past relentlessly haunted him. He ends up in Antigua, Guatemala, where he finally decides to settle down for good in an attempt to evade his demise.
As he seeks to dismantle his misery, he dreams about a Mayan warrior who stabs him to death, and he sees a woman whom he's barely seen before. Upon waking, Trister seeks her counsel in order to understand why she, of all people, appeared in his dream. He wrestles with self-doubt as she taps into the ruins of his shattered soul where she comprehends that he has been mangled by more than merely self-rejection. He fears he will never find happiness and will die as a nomad, ever wandering the world in search of something he can hardly define. REVIEWS:Author's Note: "This story takes place in the lovely colonial city of Antigua, Guatemala; a city that has won the Traveler's Choice Award 2013 from Trip Advisor." "I really enjoyed reading this in depth book about an "eternal" search for happiness. I enjoyed the setting and felt as if the author actually "took me" to the colonial city of Antigua, Guatemala. The book included elements that I enjoyed and could relate to such as vivid dreams, and it gave me the chance to relate and think about the avenues that life takes us down. I also enjoyed the fact that it was a shorter book yet, the author was descriptive and did a great job with making sure he did not cut corners giving the reader the opportunity to "feel" the entire story. A must read ***** 5 STAR BOOK *****" - Comment from Goodreads UserIt matters not how strait the gate,      How charged with punishments the scroll,I am the master of my fate,      I am the captain of my soul.Invictus|William Ernest Henley

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Published January 19, 2013 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 190 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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