Light of the Dove, One Man's Journey Back Home, a Novel in Three Books: The Calling; Lessons of Home; and Death by Envy, which takes the reader from Atlanta, to Costa Rica, to Chicago, to Ohio, and back to Costa Rica and Surinam, chronicling the protagonist's journey in search of his true self, the lost soul his mother knew, is about family and the quantum connections between mothers and sons, about the interconnectedness that makes us one people under God with deep roots in Mother Africa, about the values of compassion and community versus competition and individualism, about racism and its deep hidden roots, about envy and the dangers of narcissism, about the unique role women and mothers play in making the world a better place.
|Publisher:||Page Publishing, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.56(d)|
About the Author
Miles Alexander, the protagonist, son of an Alabama sharecropper, is a successful lawyer and businessman, who, much to his Atlanta law partners’ dismay, has set out to acquire a restaurant chain from the notorious (and reportedly racially intolerant) Costa Rican coffee baron, Humberto Cabrera, one of the wealthiest and most mysterious dons of Central America. Miles’s success however has altered his belief system, hardened his political views and the values that shaped him, and distanced him from his roots and the inner-city community where he was raised.
Reid Lowell, the antagonist, scion of wealthy planters and former slaveowners in Georgia, finds that his financial and lifestyle interests in the continued success of Alexander, Seasongood & Lowell’s vibrant Atlanta-based entertainment law practice far outweigh Miles’ personal interests, leading to a conflict between the two men that is nothing short of a clash of cultures. The law firm’s representation of rappers and others antithetical to Reid’s antebellum roots, has led Reid to stray from the path his forefathers would have chosen for him.
Miles’s mother, Mary Rose Alexander, the Dove, with a mother’s intuition, senses the conflict in her son’s life and fears for his future if he doesn’t change. Through a series of transpersonal (quantum entanglement) exchanges in The Calling, she summons Miles to his hometown in Ohio where she intends to share a vision of his future she hopes will lead him to change the pace of his life before it’s too late. Answering his mother’s call—which comes to him through a series of dreams and anxious moments during his most recent stay in Costa Rica—Miles returns to Canton, Ohio, where upon his arrival his mother suffers a major stroke that marks the beginning of his long and often painful journey of self-rediscovery, during which