The Fire Sermon by Jamie Quatro
The Fire Sermon by Jamie Quartro
"Quatro's powerful, poetic debut novel tells a fairly simple story - that of Maggie, a devout wife and mom who embarks on an affair with kindred soul James - but it packs an emotional wallop and is written with remarkable sensitivity and depth. As Maggie's relationship with James evolves over the years, shifting from an intellectual connection to a physical one her ideas about faith and God are complicated by guilt, desire, and a shifting idea of what constitutes a true 'soulmate.' Gorgeous - heartbreaking and a must read." - Recommended by Erika
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.