Unspeakable Beauty: A Novel


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When Adam awakes in the hospital, he does not remember his past, and he is impelled to ask the question, “Who am I?” And yet this question itself is already cradled in the awe of first discovery, in which his heart is stirred to childlike wonder and playfulness at his contact with a beautiful world that he had almost lost forever. But whenever his memory comes flooding back in, and his whole being is shaken by the trauma of a painful life, will he be able to retain his childlike wonder, and will he be able to answer this question, both for himself and for others? Alojzy is Adam’s great-uncle, a man from Poland who has sent ripples throughout history, but of whom Adam knows almost nothing. When he at last encounters him, in the most unexpected of ways, these ripples begin to echo within Adam’s own heart. Throughout this novel, these two lives, and the lives of many others, are woven together in a tapestry that—while composed of light and darkness, of joy and sorrow, of profound hope and inexpressible anguish—is nonetheless a masterpiece of unspeakable beauty. While written to stand alone, this is also the first book in the series, “The Song of the Dove.” The second volume, carrying on the story begun here, is entitled “Love Interlacing.”