Standing at the Crossroads

Standing at the Crossroads

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by Charles Davis
     
 

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Two people, two faiths, one hope, one destiny . . .

A white woman and a black man, stranded in the desert in a land laid waste by an undeclared war. She is a campaigning academic and believes in justice, absolutely. He is a barefoot librarian and believes in books, just about. Hunted by The Warriors of God, they must take refuge in the mountains and learn to… See more details below

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Two people, two faiths, one hope, one destiny . . .

A white woman and a black man, stranded in the desert in a land laid waste by an undeclared war. She is a campaigning academic and believes in justice, absolutely. He is a barefoot librarian and believes in books, just about. Hunted by The Warriors of God, they must take refuge in the mountains and learn to live with their divergent beliefs if they are to survive.

Examining themes broached in Charles Davis' first novel (Walk On, Bright Boy),
Standing At The Crossroads explores the parallels between walking and reading, the nature of belief, and the transformational power of storytelling.

As the two protagonists are pursued across the mountains, they discover an unlikely love that is of itself their best riposte to the fanatics who want to kill them, and which reaches its climax in the shattering, final confrontation.

Editorial Reviews

NY Journal of Books - AJ Kirby
This is a remarkable journey through the real and imagined landscapes of civil war-torn Africa. It is a poignant, philosophical, sincere work that is by turns hopeful, harrowing, amusing, educational, and horrific. It is a thesis on the act of reading and it is "a love story, a poem to the people, and a celebration of the power of words."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012516411
Publisher:
The Permanent Press
Publication date:
04/28/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
159
File size:
0 MB

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