A Divine Comedy: The Complete Story of Tom Spotted Tail by Cecil Donald Leighton Jr PDF

By Cecil Donald Leighton Jr

A Divine Comedy is a compilation of the author’s novels real and its sequel One. it's a star-crossed romance set in California, Britain, and Europe – usually France -- in 1985-86, whose topic is self-discovery. within the first 1/2 the tale, the most personality Tom noticed Tail Augustine Stearns, a hip Stanford preppy learning in France, grapples with, and struggles mightily to solve, via his post-modern schooling and conventional Roman Catholic religion, the urgent problems with his day, i.e., race, type, faith, nationality, sexuality, and AIDS, in particular as they relate to his formation and identification. in the course of his first time period overseas and grand travel, Tom trips inward and, within the procedure, comes head to head together with his working-class roots, biracial previous, bisexual center, Christian religion, saving God, and what it capacity to be real. within the moment half the tale, Tom comes domestic from his reports in France for the Christmas vacation. again in l. a., the hip Stanford preppy unearths himself in a lit Bel-Air pool and within the hands of a tender guy, surrendering to a psychosexual weak point a ways deeper than the shimmering blue waters and as previous because the curse of unique Sin. regardless of his repentance, frequenting the sacraments of the Church, and marriage to a super blonde coed from Napa Valley, Tom back unearths himself within the hands of the affection that dare now not communicate its identify, this time in France. lower than the seductive energy of this historical Greco-Roman type of love, his personal "thorn within the flesh...an angel of devil" (2 Cor 12:7), intransigent as Saint Paul's, Tom is led deep right into a Dantean woods of melancholic isolation and sin, non secular correction and purification, but additionally, eventually, unmerited love and redemption. during this inside trip into his personal distinctive models of inferno, purgatorio, and, ultimately, paradiso, as either sinner and saint, Tom discovers what it ability to be one, in weak spot and in energy, in flesh and in spirit, in time and in eternity.

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