The Second

Author(s): Alan Cooper


Belief as upbringing, belief as social fact, belief as a species of American Christian fundamentalism: "The Second" is a work of nonreligious religious fiction that engages all the markers of religion, with belief as the core of a modern-day American Gothic in which a trinity of characters clash over the complex ideologies that shape politics, religion, and spirituality. The vibrant, French Canadian Chantelle a woman who promotes a spirituality based on principles and not traditional dogma must balance her rocky romance with an aspiring half-Jewish architect, the continuing embrace with her activism, and a connection to a New York organization run by a secretive anti-Semite. But, such a caustic entanglement creates a situation ripe for a devastating conclusion, as the religious more frequently lean toward evil over good, the novel s characters ultimately confronting their individual identities through the realization of just how hard it is to make belief believable."


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General Fields

  • : 9781550963588
  • : Exile Editions, Limited
  • : November 2013
  • : 1.7 Inches X 6 Inches X 9 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : 813/.6
  • : 584
  • : Alan Cooper
  • : Hardback