Angel and Apostle

Angel and Apostle

By Deborah Noyes

Unbridled Books, Hardcover, 9781932961102, 304pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2005

Description

At the end of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic novel, The Scarlet Letter, we know that Pearl, the elf-child daughter of Hester Prynne, is somewhere in Europe, comfortable, well set, a mother herself now. But it could not have been easy for her to arrive at such a place, when she begins life as the bastard child of a woman publicly humiliated, again and again, in an unrelentingly judgmental Puritan world.

With a brilliant and authentic sense of that time and place, Deborah Noyes envisions the path Pearl takes to make herself whole and to carve her place in the New World. Beautifully written with boundless compassion, Angel and Apostle is a heart-rending and imaginative debut in which Noyes masterfully makes Hawthorne’s character her own.



About the Author
Deborah Noyes is the editor of the young adult anthologies Gothic!, The Restless Dead, and Sideshow. She is also the author of several novels for adults, as well as an accomplished photographer. Deborah Noyes lives near Boston.