Synthesis is set in a sort of no-man's-land where anybody can bump
into more or less anybody else. Life on the planet has gone from
chaos to more chaos: It is winter. This is a city. The streets are
filled for most of the time with motorized vehicles and people
swarming the pavements. It is a crowded city in a crowded world
where those who have taken it upon themselves to order things find
it practically impossible to order anything. Maurice Wylie is a
medical man with a complex, troubled background and a nagging
conscience. His travails thread through this novel featuring a
kaleidoscopic array of characters and circumstance. The theme of
human identity and relationships is juxtaposed in time and space at
many levels. "In common with the river, we are all subject to tidal
influences." There are a number of important characters (some
owning similar names) including the brothers Russell and Warren
Styles, the latter who becomes an affluent, successful business man
with architectural connections; hence all those towers reaching for
Utopia anticipating, in a canny way - and as the cover illustration
might suggest - the events of September 11th 2001.
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