The Miracles of Ordinary Men by Amanda Leduc

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This is not a novel that’s meant to change your life, or show you God. Rather, its power is in exploring disbelief and destruction, and wondering whether faith would make a difference. The Miracles of Ordinary Men is a strong debut — not perfect, but certainly not ordinary.
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This is the story of two unlikely dreamers: Sam, a man who wakes up one day to find himself growing wings, and Lilah, a woman who has lost her brother to the streets of Vancouver. Sam finds himself falling away from the world as he grows feathers from his back, while Lilah makes her own subtle and terrifying transformation as she seeks sexual penance under the harsh hand of her boss. Sam and Lilah fall deeper into their separate spiritual paths, and the two hurtle closer and closer to a dark, unknown destiny, one that changes all that they know about life and pain, love and God, and how to find light in the most unforeseen places. Re-examining the traditional roles of priest and prophet, damned and divine, and creating something monstrous and exquisite, this well-crafted novel investigates the so-called truths behind religion and explores the intersection of pleasure and pain.

 

About Amanda Leduc

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Amanda Leduc is a writer who has been published throughout Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdon. She lives in Hamilton, Ontario.
 
Published May 1, 2013 by ECW Press. 321 pages
Genres: Erotica, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Toronto Star

Above average
Reviewed by Stephen Finucan on Aug 02 2013

While there are a few missteps...Leduc cleverly managers her dual narratives by unfurling them in alternating chapters that appear in descending order...

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National Post arts

Above average
Reviewed by Angela Hickman on May 24 2013

The Miracles of Ordinary Men is a strong debut — not perfect, but certainly not ordinary.

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Reviewed by Angela Hickman on May 24 2013

This is not a novel that’s meant to change your life, or show you God. Rather, its power is in exploring disbelief and destruction, and wondering whether faith would make a difference. The Miracles of Ordinary Men is a strong debut — not perfect, but certainly not ordinary.

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