"Oser’s book offers a captivating and witty picture of the features and failings of contemporary culture."
—Michelle Anne Schingler, ForeWord Reviews
Wiseblood Books cannot remain silent. For today we release The Oracles Fell Silent, by Lee Oser. In the words of Bronislaus Kush, this new novel—think a composite of Evelyn Waugh's The Loved One, Fitzgerald's Gatsby, and Toole's Confederacy of Dunces—"has many of the ingredients that make for a best-seller." Order The Oracles Fell Silent directly from Wiseblood Books HERE for $12.00, through Amazon HERE. Or, if you prefer your Oracles digital, you can order Wiseblood's Kindle e-book edition for only $6.00 HERE.
In this his second novel, Oser sharpens the civilizing satire that prompted prolific literary critic Jean-Michel Rabaté to consider him a "worthy debater," and to say of his first novel, Out of What Chaos, “I enjoyed it fully.”
When the legendary Sir Ted Pop hires young Richard Bellman as his secretary, Bellman’s work on the great man’s memoir transforms his young life into a divine comedy—or is it a devilish farce? In a New York beach house in Southampton, Bellman treads the forbidden ground of Ted’s final hour with Johnny Donovan, his partner in fame, who “fell” from a London rooftop in 1969. Sir Ted battles false prophets and mad messiahs for control over his own story, but what rock’s biggest mystery reveals to Bellman is the unthinkable hand of God.
Real as this hand might be, as Glenn Arbery notes in his Dappled Things review, "There's no triumphalism here, no relegation of souls to heaven or hell. Oser's gift is making it deeply attractive to come back to the sanity of worshiping what deserves it."
Learn more about The Oracles Fell Silent and Lee Oser HERE.
Thank you for reading,
Joshua Hren, Ph.D. Editor-in-Chief