Mark Prior, the author and entertainment executive, discusses his first novel Shadowlands (Lulu, 2014), and the themes therein: postraumatic stress disorder, war, memory, and family, with Joseph Planta.
|Shadowlands by Mark E. Prior (Lulu, 2014).
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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.
In the new novel Shadowlands, we encounter Matt Graydon, a 28-year old scared by two tours in Afghanistan. He returns home to care for his estranged mother, who’s doing battle with early-onset Alzheimer’s. What we have in the novel is a book about war, about the conflicts at home, as well as explorations of love and fear. The book’s author, Mark Prior joins me now. I’ll get him to tell us about his book, what is borne through its pages, and what it might illuminate about relationships familial or otherwise, war and posttraumatic stress disorder, and Alzheimer’s. Douglas Coupland said of the book that it’s, ‘A lovely and haunting story that bridges time and generations in a way that, at times, can feel almost religious.’ Mark E. Prior is an entertainment executive in Los Angeles, who was born in Toronto. The website for more is at www.markeprior.com. Shadowlands is published by Lulu. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, in Los Angeles today, Mark Prior; Mr. Prior, good morning.