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The Candle of God

Donna Spector

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ISBN 10: 1432788868 / ISBN 13: 9781432788865
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Paperback. 266 pages. Dimensions: 8.4in. x 5.4in. x 0.7in.Can faith healing save a dying boy Struggling with cystic fibrosis, fourteen-year-old talented and brilliant Danny searches for clues about his missing father. Dannys illness attracts an unlikely retinue from California to Arizona - his eccentric, divisive Jewish family; his rambunctious Gentile cousins; two prostitutes in downtown Los Angeles; a motorcycle gang called the Prickly Pears; an ex-rabbi; psychics; various bizarre faith healers; Dannys dead grandfather and other friendly spirits. All - including Earl, head of the Tucson Atheist Society, who Danny mistakenly believes is his father, and Clyde, a faith healer who is Dannys real father - are connected with Dannys destiny, culminating in a grand, Pasadena faith healing. Music runs through the novel, as does love, like a song with many variations: Dannys longing for his father, his grandmothers struggle to love her Gentile grandchildren, his mothers lust for the ex-rabbi, his cousin Jessamyns sometimes misguided efforts to protect Danny and, at the center of the novel, a zany wedding at One-Eyed Petes bar in Tucson. The lesson everyone but Dannys mother learns is acceptance, of themselves and each other. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781432788865

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Title: The Candle of God

Publisher: Outskirts Press

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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Can faith healing save a dying boy? Struggling with cystic fibrosis, fourteen-year-old talented and brilliant Danny searches for clues about his missing father. Danny's illness attracts an unlikely retinue from California to Arizona - his eccentric, divisive Jewish family; his rambunctious Gentile cousins; two prostitutes in downtown Los Angeles; a motorcycle gang called the Prickly Pears; an ex-rabbi; psychics; various bizarre faith healers; Danny's dead grandfather and other friendly spirits. All - including Earl, head of the Tucson Atheist Society, who Danny mistakenly believes is his father, and Clyde, a faith healer who is Danny's real father - are connected with Danny's destiny, culminating in a grand, Pasadena faith healing. Music runs through the novel, as does love, like a song with many variations: Danny's longing for his father, his grandmother's struggle to love her Gentile grandchildren, his mother's lust for the ex-rabbi, his cousin Jessamyn's sometimes misguided efforts to protect Danny and, at the center of the novel, a zany wedding at One-Eyed Pete's bar in Tucson. The lesson everyone but Danny's mother learns is acceptance, of themselves and each other.

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Donna Spector is a playwright, fiction writer and poet. Her poems and short stories have been published in many literary magazines and anthologies, and her plays have appeared Off Broadway, regionally and in Canada, Ireland and Greece. Her semi-autobiographical play Golden Ladder was published in Women Playwrights: The Best Plays of 2002 (Smith & Kraus) Winner of the Masters Poetry Prize, the Sunwall Comedy Prize, the Eileen Heckart Drama Award and a member of Dramatists Guild and Poets & Writers, she received two National Endowment for the Humanities grants to study in Greece. Her poetry book, The Woman Who Married Herself, was published by Evening Street Press as a Sinclair Poetry Prize finalist.
The Candle of God was nominated for the Pushcart Editors' Book Award.
 
 
 

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