By Michael Golding
A FINALIST FOR THE LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD
In the culture of Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha comes a brand new religious novel that could be a attractive feat of storytelling and imagination.
A Poet of the Invisible international follows Nouri, a boy born in thirteenth-century Persia with 4 ears rather than . Orphaned as an baby, he’s taken right into a Sufi order, the place he meets an collection of dervishes and embarks on a direction towards non secular awakening.
Along the way in which, Nouri will locate himself within the luxurious courtroom of a sultan, a barren farm within the hills of Spain, a bustling urban at the north coast of Africa, and a monastery perched excessive within the mountains. he'll fall in love―and encounter
an adversary who will try and smash that love.
As Nouri stumbles from one event to the following, he grows into manhood. each one trial he endures will shatter one other hindrance within―and lead him towards transcendence.
Michael Golding’s earlier paintings has been defined as “brilliant” (The Cleveland simple Dealer) and “so lavish and so colourful, it’s like a meal within the outdoor, laid out on brocade” (Los Angeles Times). With this new novel, seven years within the writing, he has created a gripping story that offers with lots of life’s inner most questions. A Poet of the Invisible World will astonish readers because it awakens them to the poetry inside of themselves.
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