Dancing with Gravity

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Blank Slate Press, 2011 - Fiction - 298 pages
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Father Samuel Whiting does not set out to be a hero. He doesn't want to save the world or even save the day. Instead, he simply exists, asleep in his own life, adrift in a loneliness of his own creation. And then the circus comes to town and his self-imposed isolation is shattered. As he gradually awakens to a world of possibility, he embarks on the hero's journey of discovery through the uncharted terrain of his own heart. His is a tale of insecurity and false hopes, of self-absorption and self-denial, of reaching out and falling short. It is a tale of struggling with integrity and striving for valor by someone who, if left to his own devices, would willingly remain an extra in his own life. Finally, blinded by self-delusion and at the brink of despair, a challenge to serve changes everything he believes about the true cost of love. In Dancing with Gravity, Anene Tressler, an Emmy Award-winning writer, paints an unforgettable portrait of the grand and petty motivations of the human heart. Her poignant exploration of lost, unrecognized and courageous love will prompt you to consider your own journey toward purpose and fulfillment.

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Father Samuel Whiting is head of Pastoral Care at a St. Louis hospital. Filled with anxiety and indecision, Whiting is finding it harder and harder to be the man he’s supposed to be. He has ... Read full review

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Mentally draining, thought-provoking, and utterly fascinating are the descriptions that come to mind after reading Anene Tressler's Dancing with Gravity. An International Book Awards 2011 Literary ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Anene Tressler is an author whose fiction and poetry have appeared in numerous publications, including Best of Writers at Work, Currents, The Distillery, River Blossom, Treasure House, and Word Wright’s. Her other professional awards include broadcast television Emmys, silver and bronze Telly Awards for corporate productions, Pen Dalton Awards, international Flame and Axiem Awards, and other prestigious honors. She lives in Kirkwood, Missouri.

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