By Michael Golding
A FINALIST FOR THE LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD
In the culture of Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha comes a brand new non secular novel that may be a beautiful feat of storytelling and imagination.
A Poet of the Invisible international follows Nouri, a boy born in thirteenth-century Persia with 4 ears rather than . Orphaned as an child, he’s taken right into a Sufi order, the place he meets an collection of dervishes and embarks on a direction towards religious awakening.
Along the way in which, Nouri will locate himself within the luxurious courtroom of a sultan, a barren farm within the hills of Spain, a bustling urban at the north coast of Africa, and a monastery perched excessive within the mountains. he'll fall in love―and encounter
an adversary who will attempt to smash that love.
As Nouri stumbles from one event to the subsequent, he grows into manhood. every one trial he endures will shatter one other trouble within―and lead him towards transcendence.
Michael Golding’s prior paintings has been defined as “brilliant” (The Cleveland simple Dealer) and “so lavish and so colourful, it’s like a meal within the outdoors, laid out on brocade” (Los Angeles Times). With this new novel, seven years within the writing, he has created a gripping story that offers with lots of life’s inner most questions. A Poet of the Invisible World will astonish readers because it awakens them to the poetry inside of themselves.
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As I labored on my new book, the significance of this dream and the ones preceding it became increasingly clear to me. I knew that I was being supported, that the universe would not let me get too far ahead of myself or fail to get where I was supposed to go. A big part of its meaning was that I knew that the dream was also about the book itself. Even the name Aer Lingus suggested that the vehicle I was trav eling on had to do with language, with expressing the ideas in the book that I had been struggling to get airborne.
It derives from ancient Christian theol ogy, where it denotes a special divine endowment bestowed on believ ers as evidence of the power of G od’s presence in their lives. One’s charism was thought to be a gift of proof that the Divine was inti mately present in the work one was called to do in this lifetime. ) Sometimes we are not immediately aware of having received a gift of grace until we see its effects in our lives, as Liza did. But at cer tain times we may experience an epiphany (from Greek roots meaning “to manifest”), a sudden illumination of our intimate union with the Divine.
I thought that I was finally doing what I was supposed to be doing. And I was extremely eager for the manuscript to be finished. That was the problem, I later figured out. I was too eager. T he manuscript would be completed on time, but not in my time, and I still had a great deal of work to do on it before it would be accepted. Ideas and insights that had seemed to me self-evident needed fuller development to become airborne, and so I wasn’t being given the green light just yet. After many more months o f refinements, the manuscript was finally accepted.
A Poet of the Invisible World: A Novel by Michael Golding