"The Body of This is a tough little bundle of shards that can as easily cut and make you bleed as it can reflect the one true light . . . Andrew McNabb is a brave storyteller."
--Bret Lott, author of Oprah's Book Club pick, Jewel
An elderly couple finally discovers the essence of each other after a lifetime together; a Sudanese immigrant uncovers the beauty in the simplicity of a new way home; a seminarian adrown in Guinness questions his calling; an eccentric muses on the existence of a prayer to a wound. These are but a few of the storylines in Andrew McNabb's ethereal debut story collection, The Body of This, Wiseblood Books' June release. In the words of Joseph Pearce, “Andrew McNabb's thought-jabbing vignettes can be as radically transforming as viniculture, turning the water of everyday experience into the wine of life.” Piers Paul Read calls the collection “ . . . exquisite . . . ”
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With award-winning stories previously published in such esteemed and diverse literary venues as The Missouri Reviewand Not Safe, But Good, The Body of This is an exploration of beginnings and endings, of architecture, the human body and what comes next. As Katy Carl notes in her introduction, this Wiseblood Books edition includes four new stories "representing the last throes of [McNabb's] early work and containing the first glimmers of the new direction he was about to take in Virtue," a prose poem forthcoming under the same cover as Eight Days, McNabb's spirtual memoir in which he "goes on to detail with literary attention some glorious and terrifying personal experiences of grace in which he participated over an eight-day period in autumn of 2011."Eight Days & Virtue are due out from Divine Providence Presson September 18, 2014.
Learn more about The Body of This and McNabb HERE.
Thank you for reading,
Joshua Hren, Ph.D.