The Hot Climate of Promises and Grace: 64 Stories (Hardcover)
Counterpoint LLC, 9781619027923, 204pp.
Publication Date: October 11, 2016
With these short stories, deeply indebted to Sufi Tales and Jataka stories (as well as to the Brothers Grimm and American folktales), Steven Nightingale offers testimonies of revelation, mischief, miracles, and grace given him by sixty-four remarkable women who've appeared in his life over time. These delightful pieces combine humor and sensuality with surrealism and an oblique spirituality, and each becomes an opportunity of gentle instruction, invention, and entertainment. The book describes a spiritual pilgrimage, beautifully written, a unique offering from this wonderful writer.
About the Author
Steven Nightingale is the author of two novels and six books of sonnets, as well as numerous essays. Most recently, his book Granada: Pomegranate in the Hand of God, a book about the city of Granada, Spain, was published by Counterpoint Press. Nightingale's poetry has been widely anthologized, and he has taught poetry in more than fifty schools and universities. His interests include the medieval art of Spain and Italy, the wild country of the American West and the Caribbean, cooking for his treasured wife and daughter, astronomy, venture capital, the quantitative arts, and Emily Dickinson, whom he loves. He lives in Woodside, CA, with his family.