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The author of the book: Gary N. Heilbronn
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Date of issue: December 2013
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Language: English
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BEGINNINGS is a powerful drama played out over countless generations. A cycle of murder and revenge with its origins in the dim distant past returns to haunt a young woman in the mid-20th century as she seeks to escape war and violence and find a new life for herself and her daughter; only to realize there is no escaping the past.
The tale begins with Maria, a heavily pregnant young woman with a baby son in her arms is desperately fleeing persecution at the end of the Spanish Civil War. Attacked by border guards just metres from safety on her escape into France, she and her unborn daughter survive only with the help of an unknown assassin. The trauma sends the unborn baby’s mind deep into her genetic memories of a past where a terrible crime hints at the genesis of a violence that resurfaces time and again over the centuries.
As the young mother tries to rebuild a life for herself and her surviving child, another war, nazi occupation, collaboration and resistance followed by the injustices of liberation and divisive political forces in France and Spain cast a shadow over the decades that follow. These times see Anna, as a child, revisiting in her mind, or is it just imagining, dramatic events in the past when her ancestors faced ‘life and death’ choices. With these experiences she develops clearer insights into her true nature as she matures into a formidable young woman.
Meanwhile, Maria struggles with a world where the unfairness of evil’s triumph over good and the arbitrariness of life and death evoke only confusion, uncertainty and an almost loss of faith. "Her head told her that there was no justice but her heart was unconvinced."
Finally she begins to find some peace and the future looks bright for mother and daughter.
"She was relieved that her soul no longer weighed as heavily as it had before, or maybe she had learned how to bear its weight a little more skillfully."
But the scene is set for the coming of a terrible vengeance when ancient and more recent cycles of murder and revenge come full circle, leaving Maria just another victim, and Anna, like her ancestors before her, with little choice as to her life and her future.

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Ebook BEGINNINGS: Where A Life Begins read Online! I never cease to be fascinated and amazed by the contradictions in the human condition; by the motivations for crime and the human penchant for violence - especially when it involves the killing another human being and the circumstances for such acts - and by criminology and science. I also have a bit of a passion for ancient and recent Mediterranean history.

Though I'm based in south-west France, I spend time between France and Australia, where I was born. I was a student during the social revolution of the nineteen sixties and seventies' Vietnam War years, travelling widely in those years. ... I studied literature, politics and law. I trained as a lawyer and later became a law professor; I worked mainly in litigation, criminal and civil; and specialized in criminology and in aviation through various postgraduate work and completed my Ph.D. in that area. ... I pursued a career in Australia, Switzerland and in Hong Kong, writing a couple of dozen law-related academic and educational books, especially in the fields of aviation and criminal litigation and dozens of academic articles. I am widely recognized as an international authority in his areas of expertise.

I gave much of that up to sail the South China Seas, then returned to live in south west France where I and my family have a few dogs and raise horses. Although I continue with some academic writing my main passion is literature. I have written some one-act plays but my first significant published novel is "BEGINNINGS: Where A Life Begins" which was completed in late 2013.
BEGINNINGS : Where A Life Begins .... Tales of Survival and Revenge ... is an epic historical tale of genetic memories spanning millenia. Set in the Basque country of Spain and France over two decades of Spain's civil war, nazi occupation, liberation, recrimination and political division, powerful characters play out an ancient cycle of murder and revenge resurfacing thru history with multi-layered themes of love, intrigue, myth, science and true historical detail. The story explores lesser known events during the late stone-age, Phoenician exploration, Carthaginian conquest, Visigoth rule and the Spanish inquisition.

You can read it either in its full version ... "BEGINNINGS : Where A Life Begins" ....or 6 instalments: -- or at -- "I. GENESIS & RESURRECTION"; "II. COMING of the PHOENICIANS"; "III. LIFE and LOSS"; "IV. TIMES of TROUBLE"; "V. DISSENT & DELIVRANCE"; and "VI. THE RECKONING".

A sequel to his novel BEGINNINGS is underway, but in the meantime Gary is writing a sort of memoir about his early life, growing up in the inner suburbs of Brisbane, Australia in the 1950s and some of the dogs he has known.

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