Falling Stones: The Spirit Autobiography of S.M. Jones

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Texas Review Press, 2002 - Fiction - 131 pages
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Falling Stones is a compelling tale of the quest for spiritual meaning in early nineteenth-century rural America. Sylvester Marion Jones, born in 1836, inhabits a guilt-laden Protestant domain, saturated with ominous signs and wonders. His childhood is marked first by demonic visions and later by his young brother’s mysterious disappearance, for which his father blames him. Grown up, Sylvester is drawn into marriage with a young woman suspected of witchcraft. Still a seeker of light, he finally achieves the purgation of his house—at the savage cost of acknowledging the demon in himself.

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CHARLES WYATT, 2002–2003 Writer in Residence at the University of Central Oklahoma (Edmund) is the author of Listening to Mozart, winner of the 1995 John Simmons Award from University of Iowa Press. He has taught creative writing at Binghamton University and Denison University, but before this incarnation he spent more than twenty-five years as an orchestral musician: principal flutist of the Nashville Symphony. For fun, he writes poetry and plays chamber music with his wife, Cindy, a harpist who really did play on Elvis’s last album.

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