Fiction. A brother and sister in Northern California get derailed from their ambitious career paths in art and science when their obsession with a mysterious elderly neighbor propels them to the inside of the sun and beyond. THE BOOK OF GEEZER puts a literary spin on a rollicking tale of young professionals who get caught up in a mystery far more fantastic than they'd anticipated on the night they sneaked into an overgrown house on an island in the middle of a lake.
"Teton's larger-than-life novel has a terrific premise, full of mystery, humor, and Tesla-inspired gadgets that make the journey into space colorful and exciting. The action scenes have creations of astonishing scale and scope and are described vividly with mind-bending zeal."—Kirkus Reviews
"John Teton's books are excellent...I don't relate much to genre novels, for it is ideas that have meaning, but Teton's intellectual insight is world-class. With the originality of his imagination and the wit and appeal of his prose, readers should enter THE BOOK OF GEEZER ready for a grand roller-coasting delight!"—Gurney Norman, Professor of English, University of Kentucky
"Join a pair of precocious twins on a brilliant, daring, jesting romp among planets and galaxies in the company of a powerful, cantankerous codger."—John Newmeyer, PhD
"Fasten your seatbelts and prepare to launch! THE BOOK OF GEEZER grabs you immediately. The characters will draw you in with humor and warmth, while the plot builds excitement and imagination with every turn of the page."—Kate Dulin, Clackamas County (Oregon) Libraries Staff
John Teton was born in Chicago and earned degrees from Harvard and the San Francisco Art Institute. He directed the award-winning short films Thunder Head Clearing and B'raesheet and produced the cosmology film program Visions at T Minus Zero. In addition to THE BOOK OF GEEZER (Scarlet Tanager Books, 2020), his fiction includes Appearing Live at The Final Test, Upsurge, and ELEVATION: The Cave Logs of New Hale, Tibet. He is the founding director of the International Food Security Treaty Association, which arose from notes for Upsurge. On behalf of the IFST, he has made many public appearances at universities and U.S. Congressional briefings, and was featured as a non- government presenter in conjunction with the annual plenary session of the United Nations Committee on World Food Security in Rome. He has written numerous articles including "On the Origin of a Hunger-Free Species," published in the Harvard International Review, and "The Armless Hand" for the Yale Journal of International Affairs. He and his wife, Jennifer, are the parents of three and live in Oregon.Author City: LAKE OSWEGO, OR USA