The Song of Daniel

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Philip Lee Williams makes the tale of a cemetery groundskeeper come alive with his lyrical storytelling.
Price: $17.95
  • ISBN: 9780934601757
  • Publication date: 05/01/1989
  • Page Count: 320
  • Size: 6" x 9"
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Description

Philip Lee Williams makes the tale of a cemetery groundskeeper come alive with his lyrical storytelling.

In the tradition of his award-winning novel The Heart of a Distant Forest, Philip Lee Williams give us another lyrical and compassionate tale, and his most fascinating protagonist to date.

The Song of Daniel is a story of innocence, of a young man who has pushed away his darkest memories to live a simple life as a groundskeeper in a cemetery. Daniel exults in his world and in a few close friends at the trailer park, where he lives with his beloved dog Toggle. Daniel’s world is changed when he meets Rebecca Gentry, an English professor at a university near the cemetery. Rebecca, recently divorced, self-absorbed and cynical, is struggling to write the life of a poet she cannot fully understand.

Rebecca and Daniel are both transformed when they meet, each bringing gifts of joy and sorrow to their days. But a shattering experience from years’ past comes back into Daniel’s life, threatening both his new love and his happiness. Finally, in a complex clash of innocence and experience, Daniel’s childlike life becomes clear and Rebecca discovers a long hidden part of herself–and the key to the poet who so fascinated and eluded her.

This is a story about homeplace, about love and loss of family, about an innocent man’s journey towards experience. Williams, a masterful storyteller, has once again written a beautiful and deeply moving novel.

Author/Illustrator

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Philip Lee Williams

Author

Philip Lee Williams is the author of fourteen published books. He lives in Georgia.

Reviews

“…evocative of place and beautifully written….” ―Publishers Weekly