Brilliant scholar and wordsmith David Bentley Hart turns his mind and imagination to narrative fiction in this volume, "The Devil and Pierre Gernet," a thought-provoking collection of four short stories and one novella. Anticipating questions about his shift in genre, Hart writes that "God is no more likely (and probably a good deal less likely) to be found in theology than in poetry and fiction."
These stories -- "The Devil and Pierre Gernet," "The House of Apollo," "AVoice from the Emerald World," "The Ivory Gate," and "The Other" -- beguile and entrance the reader through Hart's engrossing, opulent writing style and the complex characters he evokes and explores.
Often bedazzling, sometimes heartbreaking, and ultimately mesmerizing, Hart's wide-ranging stories are united by a common thread of haunting religious and philosophical questions about this life and the next. Here is fiction to fully engage both the mind and the heart."
The Devil and Pierre Gernet
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