Sacred Prey

Sacred Prey

by Vivian Schilling

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Overview

In this dark Dickensian tale of murder and redemption, award-winning author Vivian Schilling delves deep into the mind of a New Orleans loan shark, and in a twist of fate, pits him against his own prejudice and self-righteous greed.

Adam Claiborne--a devout Catholic and family man--ascended from the slums in Algiers to a lush mansion in the Garden District and now condemns those too weak to transcend their misfortunes. He built his empire with hard work and when needed, rules it with an iron fist. But when a routine debt collection deep in the bayou leaves Charlie and Monique Sinclair dead, he turns to a priest to assuage his nettling conscience. Normally, Adam's blood-stained confessions are met with a prayer and all is forgiven ... until now. When a new priest denies him absolution, it marks the beginning of a harrowing journey for Adam. That night, his uneasy sleep thrusts him into a disturbing new reality when he awakens to find himself three days back in time and in the body of Charlie Sinclair. With a new perspective on his victim's circumstances and last three days of terror, Adam must find compassion or die at his own ruthless hand.

SACRED PREY is a powerful and heart-pounding glimpse into the soul of New Orleans, into the colorful lives of its rich and poor, black and white, Christian and Vodoun--a riveting tale that reveals universal truths, moral complexity and the power of perspective.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156824601
Publisher: Ivy Road Publishing
Publication date: 07/11/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 245
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Vivian Schilling is an award-winning novelist and filmmaker. She attended the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and also studied under the legendary Stella Adler before embarking upon a career in both literature and film.

Schilling has penned two novels to date. She is the author of the highly acclaimed QUIETUS, a psychological thriller that tells the story of a young woman brought back from the brink of death to find herself haunted by a dark past. The provocative narrative of love, death and survival received praise for its intelligent and bold exploration into mortality and what lies beyond. Schilling’s debut novel, SACRED PREY, is a thought-provoking glimpse into the underside of New Orleans that explores prejudice and the power of perspective. The novel garnered Schilling the Golden Scroll Award for Outstanding Achievement in Literature.

While Schilling’s first love is writing novels, she occasionally ventures into the story-telling realm of film. She is the writer, producer and director of “Toys in the Attic,” the English adaptation of the Czech stop-motion animated feature “Na pude” by revered filmmaker Jirí Bárta.

A long-standing advocate of animal welfare and conservation, Schilling is a co-writer and producer of the French documentary, “Bonobos: Back to the Wild.” The film, by Alain Tixier, chronicles the important work of conservationist Claudine André in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Schilling has had the honor of guest speaker at the National Archives in Washington where she discussed her work as a novelist and filmmaker. She divides her time between Los Angeles and the Ozark Mountains.

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