1. Ecological Biohistorical Green Dream Johnny Appleseed — referencing a) historical biography, memory, and legend making; b) conservation, ecology, frontiers; c) religious faith vs. reason; d) sexual normativity & deviance; e) youth, aging, and old age and non-linear storytelling in midst of linear lives; f) the city vs. the country; g) futurism & retroism, temporal fetishism, Whitmanesque ‘now us, later them’;
2. Holocaust Love Story: Jews, love, the 20th Century, the Holocaust, the Worst of Humanity vs. the Best of Humanity; the choices we make, choices to die; the idea of the Best of All Possible Worlds; the problem of alternate worlds & decision making; morality;
3. TrueLife Ultramodern Roman A Clef – portrait of the Artist as a young man, but instead Ensemble, a great and wonderful ensemble novel that takes as its focus point, rosebud, omphalos and unifying idea the strange idea of time passing, and not being able to distinguish now from then in narrative and stories and love, and trying somehow to reverse or escape the cruel Arrow of Time.