Reasons why the dead don't speak



by Lee van Laer


This book contains two novellas about death.


The first one, The Bridge, is in the form of a story within a story; and it involves a group of seekers trying to understand the bridge between this life and the next one. It has a more dated feeling to it.


The second one, Reasons Why the Dead Don't Speak, is in a contemporary setting.


Each one makes for a relatively short read.



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Lee van Laer was born in Yonkers, New York, in 1955, and spent a good deal of his childhood in Hamburg, Germany. He has spent the majority of his adult life in the Gurdjieff work, and is an active associate of the New York Gurdjieff Foundation.

Lee is an import professional by trade, and has traveled extensively, particularly in China and other parts of the Far East. He holds a degree in fine art from St. Lawrence University, and is an artist, musician, photographer, poet, and writer... sometimes.

Lee is currently senior editor for Parabola magazine.

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