Fire Sermon

Product Number: EB00774259
Released: Oct 15, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780802165558
Publisher: Grove Press
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“It's rare, to the point of near non-existence, to find a book that has such literary weight and heft, yet reads like a sonnet. I look at it in puzzlement, wondering how Jamie Quatro gave such breadth, depth and intensity in so few words. And it's funny, and real, and painful, so painful. Also a shot of light. An education. A mirror. Terrifying.”—Samantha Harvey (author ofThe WildernessandDear Thief) Jamie Quatro'sremarkablefirst book of storiesI Want To Show You Morepublished tospectacularreviews, announcing her arrival to American letters as “a writer of great originality” (New York Times Book Review).Now, with herdebut novel,Fire Sermon, Quatrodeliversa startlingly originalportrait of an obsession andthe complexities of amarriage. Married twenty years to Thomas and living in Nashville with their two children,Maggieis drawn ineluctably into a passionate affair while still fiercely committed to her husband and family.What begins as a platonic intellectual and spiritual exchange betweenwriterMaggie andpoetJames,gradually transforms into anemotional anderotically-charged bond that challenges Maggie's sense of loyalty and morality, drawing her deeper into the darkness of desire. Using anarray of narrative techniques and written in spare, elegant prose, Jamie Quatro gives us a compellingaccount of one woman's emotional, psychological, physical, and spiritual yearnings—unveilingthe impulses andcontradictions thatresideinus all.Fire Sermonis an unflinchingly honest andformallydaringdebutnovel from a writer ofenormoustalent.

Author(s): Jamie Quatro
Original Publish Date: Jan 09, 2018

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