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Death is the only certainty in life, yet we ignore it while we live. Death comes through old age and sickness, war, murder, epidemics, or suicide. This collection of short stories contemplates the eternal theme of human mortality, highlighting topics ranging from the atom bomb and the lethal effects of radiation in Paper Cranes, the story in the title, to the adventures of an immortal gargoyle from the Middle Ages to WWII, a mass shooting at a New York school, postcards from those who lost their lives in the war, and the effects of climate change that threaten the quality of our life on the planet. The transience of things, the fragility of life, the sadness of losing our beloveds, and the perils of living in today's society. Death always wins, but humanity continues with the next generations. Food for thought presented in a compilation of snapshots of life,woven with humour, tears and laughter, from the past, to the present and the future.
Get ready for a wild ride that will, one moment create side-splitting laughter and the next, woeful tears. From the naïve, yet emotionally intelligent piece of stone breathing life, to the tragic, yet beautiful tale of a Japanese girl, Paper Cranes will entice, entertain and surprise with unforgettable characters and "OMG" twists. Expect the unexpected and enjoy the ride.