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23 August, 2010

A. M. Homes, "The Omega Point or Happy Birthday Baby"

view of Coyne's exhibition

This short story is publication no. 139 of One-Story. It's 37 pages long and written in a third-person shifting point-of-view. The story itself is almost an example of maximum complexity which is the meaning of Omega Point. In "A Note from the Author," A. M. Homes states that the story was written for artist Petah Coyne in conjunction with the artist's exhibition, "Everything That Rises Must Converge" which shares its title with the famous story by Flannery O'Connor.