Chimera

Chimera

A chimera is an organism containing two or more distinct sets of genes and, potentially, several beings in one. Sami and Sam are a chimera, two people in one, a girl and a boy, a leader and healer of people sharing a body with a brilliant but autistic child.

Sam talking to himself on discovering he is one half of a chimera…

:: not being able to speak, to move – such was the price I had to pay – to cut out the chaos and confusion from a world run wild – a raw satisfaction – being barricaded in my head these past twelve years – all for nothing – that blasted girl has ruined everything – surging out of nowhere – pirating my body – bridging the gap between me and the others – letting chaos rush in – beguiling everyone with her codswallop – not me – I’m not impressed – some say she’s destined to be our saviour – as if the block-head could save a fly – I just want her gone  (Sam, thinking of Sami)

Sami’s first ever words to her teacher and her father…

“I … need … to explain. Words come with … difficulty. I must … be brief. Sam and I are a … chimera … there are two of us… Sam is the boy you know. New things terrify him. He cannot speak … out loud. He stumbles. He falls. I am new. I just awoke. I am a girl. I play piano. I talk. I walk. As for that violence you just saw, that was Sam trying to kick me out”

Chimera The new novel will be published in the coming month.

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Girls can and will save the world -Such was the conviction that inspired Chimera, a tale unfolding against the real-life backdrop of anxiety about the disastrous impact of increasingly unhealthy industrial food and the rampant abuse of pharmaceuticals (…)

Sample Chapters

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3