Synopses & Reviews
An old house, a new lover, a fresh life for Dominickor will the faith-driven doom it all?
The past just wont go away. Dominick likes to idle there in historys comfortable remove, but when his mother dies and he meets the half sister he never knew he had, the past becomes more personaland the present more dangerous.
In this sequel to New Jerusalem News, Dominicks perpetual peregrinations are interrupted by a visit to his newfound siblings historic Hudson Valley estate, which is also home to a Wiccan coven. In one way or another his departure is continually delayed by circumstance, brushes with the local sheriff, and the history of the place itselfa stop on the Underground Railroad.
Once again, Dominicks quest for noninvolvement and a purely observers” status is thwarted by reality. In Some People Talk With God, follow the new misadventures of this charming wanderer as he encounters an ineffable world of lovers, schemers, and fanatics.
In this sequel to New Jerusalem News Enright's hero Dominick returns to meet Amanda a half sister he only learned about when their mother died and left them her estate. The two warily get to know one another and they're strangely similar in their sangfroid. Dominick has no discernible occupation a fondness for history and enough friends to be an ever traveling professional house guest. Amanda lives in New York's Hudson Valley with her lawyer girlfriend Morgan who is more business partner than romantic connection; the renters of their run down historic home are a coven of witches. Amanda and Morgan have designs on Dominick's share of inheritance. When Dominick arrives to visit Amanda the plot thickens. Enright takes his time setting up the story quietly sketching depths beneath Dominick's bland surface and Amanda's deceptively calm exterior. Colorful minor characters provide easy reading pleasure. Dominick's interrogation of history's puzzles and threads holds the (mostly) low key plot together. This good vacation diversion has little to do with faith title notwithstanding. (June) " Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
About the Author
was born in Buffalo, New York, in 1945. He holds a bachelors degree in literature from the City College of New York and a masters degree in folklore from the University of California, Berkeley. After serving stints in semi-professional baseball, the Lackawanna steel mills, and the publishing industry in New York, San Francisco, and Hong Kong, he left the United States to teach at the American Samoa Community College and spent the next twenty-six years living on the islands of the South Pacific. Over the past four decades, his essays, articles, short stories, and poems have appeared in more than seventy books, anthologies, journals, periodicals, and online magazines. His most recent works include the Jungle Beat Mystery series and New Jerusalem News
. Today, he and his wife, ceramicist Connie Payne, live in Jamestown, Rhode Island.