Dennis Sweet has been gracious enough to allow us to read from his wonderful novel, The Shee in our 2012 Yuletide Party Show, SP32.
The Shee is the first part of his Changeling trilogy, which comprises The Shee, Mist of Pain and Chant of Fire. A sídh ('shee'), or "fairy mound," has been discovered in western Ireland: the oldest artificial structure in the world. When opened, a rash of bizarre and inexplicable events occur throughout the region. A young American anthropologist and his friends try to understand the significance of these events in light of what was found in the shee...and what escaped from it. The Shee is part mystery, part adventure: an experiment in literary magical realism that brings Irish myth to life in a contemporary setting. It is the first installment of The Changeling Trilogy-the epic story of the mythic conflict between the Tuatha Dé Danann and the Fomhóire, the preternatural agents of order and of chaos, wherein the spatio-temporal universe hangs in the balance.
Dr. Dennis Sweet was born February 18, 1954, in Bonne Terre, Missouri. He has a BA in Philosophy and Classical Civilization from Indiana University, and an MA and PhD in Philosophy from the University of Iowa.
He has been a student of Celtic mythology and Irish literature all his adult life, and has lectured on these subjects at Hendrix College, Bowdoin College, and Fordham University. In addition to various professional publications, he has two other books to his credit.
He has written nine introductions to books in Barnes & Noble's 'Library of Essential Reading' series, and is the recipient of the Lilly Endowment Prize for literature. He has three children -- Ian, Brendan, and Kaeleigh -- and presently teaches philosophy and history in Pittsburgh, PA.
Dennis has 6 books available.