And the Dark Sacred Night by Julia Glass

By Julia Glass

During this richly exact novel concerning the quest for an unknown father, Julia Glass brings new characters including popular figures from her first novels, immersing readers in a landscape that stretches from suburban New Jersey to rural Vermont and eventually to the end of Cape Cod.

Kit Noonan is an unemployed paintings historian with twins to assist help and a personal loan to pay--and a spouse pissed off via his inertia. Raised via a strong-willed, secretive unmarried mom, equipment hasn't ever recognized the id of his father--a secret that his spouse insists he needs to resolve to maneuver ahead along with his existence. Out of desperation, equipment is going to the mountain retreat of his mother's former husband, Jasper, a take-no-prisoners outdoorsman. There, in the middle of a fierce snowfall, equipment and Jasper confront thoughts of the bittersweet decade while their households have been joined. Reluctantly breaking a long-ago promise, Jasper connects equipment with Lucinda and Zeke Burns, who comprehend the reply he's searching for. Readers of Glass's first novel, Three Junes, will realize Lucinda because the mom of Malachy, the song critic who died of AIDS. in truth, to completely comprehend the secrets and techniques surrounding his paternity, equipment will go back and forth farther nonetheless, assembly Fenno McLeod, now in his past due fifties, and Fenno's longtime significant other, the gregarious Walter Kinderman.

And the darkish Sacred Night is an exquisitely memorable story concerning the younger offerings that steer our destinies, the need of forgiveness, and the hazards we take after we face down the shadows from our past.

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The Geats without Beowulf will be in the fix the Danes are in in the poem’s “Finn episode” after their leader Hnæf is slain by the Frisians: forced into a humiliating and untenable subjection to their enemies. Military command is a necessary condition of freedom—and the death of some is necessary for the security of others. As the poet argues after one of Beowulf’s companions is killed by Grendel, Grendel would have killed more, if Beowulf’s courage (and a wise God) had not prevented that fate.

14 Which bit of wisdom is more likely to help a young woman who is in danger of sleeping with a man and feeling used afterwards? The characters in medieval literature—Chanticleer and Pertelote in “The Nun’s Priests’s Tale,” or Melibee and his wife in “The Tale of Melibee”—who quote Seneca, the Book of Job, and Ovid’s love poetry at each other a mile a minute whenever a marital disagreement or a personal decision comes up, can seem pretty silly. But are they really any sillier than twenty-first-century people who change their exercise plans, their brands of make-up, and their childrearing practices according to the tips 40 PIGEnglish1-blueline 9/25/06 1:45 PM Page 41 Medieval Literature in women’s magazines?

This is the moment at which the hero of the 12 PIGEnglish1-blueline 9/25/06 1:45 PM Page 13 Old English Literature poem, the brave warrior, is no longer able take an active role, to play the Germanic hero. Or, if you look at it another way, this is a window on the crisis in which the pagan culture of the Anglo-Saxons encountered a heroism that was beyond its reckoning, and was broken and changed by it. “This life on loan” Christendom—the civilization of Christian Europe—was the eventual result of the encounter that the Anglo-Saxons and their Germanic cousins had with Christianity.

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