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Thomas Charles

Volume Three

What really lies behind choices and actions? Volume Three of the Casus series offers four sensitively drawn perspectives which probe the extent free will actually is.

Retired academic Stephen Fitzsimmons returns to the Albergo del Senato, on his last visit to Rome. He meets Ella, in the eternal city to celebrate her twentieth birthday. Neither foresees the redeeming consequences of their chance encounter.

Paul Palkowitz is writing a book about being successful. He’s bought an art deco villa overlooking the Mediterranean, at Beaulieu-sur-Mer. He’s divorced, but now he’s met Agnès. He must be happy, surely?

The real Charlie Collins lives in the memory of those who knew him; but memories fade. While she still can, Diana poignantly recalls the experiences that led inexorably to a crisp June morning.

Few works of literature have polarised opinions like Ulysses. Here is a deferential parody: a whimsical, whirlwind recounting of Joyce’s life before the appearance of his epic novel.


About the Author

Although Thomas Charles’ heritage is deeply British, he was educated in New Zealand and has worked in Australia most of his adult life. He currently resides in Western Australia..

A lawyer by choice (or circumstance?), Charles has travelled extensively in the Europe of his forbears. He is a persistent reader of English literature and began writing stories himself in what he hopes will be the final decade of his professional career.

He is fascinated by the hazardous path we all follow through life, buffeted unceasingly by the winds of fate, yet inexorably led on by our own will towards self-determination.



Other books by this author

CASUS: Volume One

CASUS: Volume One

Three poignant stories. Each confronts us with the collision of destiny and choice – and the unpredictable consequences. 

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CASUS: Volume Two

CASUS: Volume Two

Four contrasting perspectives on the unassailable uncertainty of life. This second volume in the Casus series continues to explore the interplay between choice and destiny.

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Casus - Volume Three by Thomas Charles
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ISBN: 978-1-922409-54-6
Format: Paperback B 198mm x 128mm
Extent: 246 pages
RRP: $22.95
Publisher: Vivid Publishing
Category: Fiction -- Short Stories
Distribution: Contact Vivid