Fire Sermon (Hardcover)

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This impressive literary debut is an incredibly honest and often painful look at a marriage. I was moved by the author's fierce honesty and her bravery by tackling a subject that is very common, but rarely approached with such brutal frankness. — Whitney Kaaz

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"It would be difficult to overstate the wonder I felt while reading this novel. It's among the most beautiful books I've ever read about longing--for beauty, for sex, for God, for a coherent life."--Garth Greenwell, author of What Belongs to You

Maggie is entirely devoted to her husband Thomas, their two beautiful children, and to God--until what begins as a platonic intellectual and spiritual exchange between writer Maggie and poet James transforms into an erotically-charged bond that challenges Maggie's sense of loyalty and morality, drawing her deeper into the darkness of desire.

A daring debut novel of obsession, lust, and salvation by the highly lauded author of the story collection, I Want To Show You More, Fire Sermon is a tour de force that charts with bold intimacy and immersive sensuality the life of a married woman in the grip of a magnetic affair.

About the Author


JAMIE QUATRO is the author of I Want To Show You More. She is a visiting professor in the Sewanee School of Letters MFA program, a contributing editor at Oxford American, and lives with her husband and children in Lookout Mountain, Georgia.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780802127044
ISBN-10: 0802127045
Publisher: Grove Press
Publication Date: January 9th, 2018
Pages: 224
Language: English
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