MONTREAL, QC, March 15, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- There is the protagonist, the anti-hero. He has married the wrong person. There is the spouse, the antagonist, she is a difficult and habitual fault-finder. She has been undermining his and her own sanity for years.
So the protagonist, he has a position where his job is to oversee environmental problems, environmental destruction that seems to be leading to catastrophe, to a cataclysm; then it is obvious, that his work has been dragging him down for some time.
And what the problem, i.e., the dilemma that the story relates, is that the anti-hero has been getting on with life as anyone might when backed up against the wall and with no reasonable way out. But there is an interest that he happens onto, a new romantic interest, an interesting love interest, and she is someone who is interested in improving her lot as well.
So the argument that develops is to understand how to choose what are the right priorities, in order of importance, and avoid the inevitable worst from happening. And eventually it is then asked by the protagonist, in a moment of disillusioned reckoning and at wit's end: "Why is the "why", the "WHY" never important?" Which might be something to consider, when the stakes for humanity are impossibly high.
The story in "The Unorthodox Ox" deals with the untangling of a personal and professional situation which when resolved will allow different parties to move on and live a little better.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Thomas Morison is a Canadian playwright and novelist. He was a co-founder of Le Nouveau Theātre Anglais of Montreal. His plays include: "An Ambivalent Monument", "The Ascent", "The Fall", and "Living Insignificance". He is based in Montreal and spends time in South America. "The Unorthodox Ox" is his debut novel.
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