The Divine Husband


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$14.00  $12.88
Grove Press
Publish Date
August 17, 2005
5.52 X 1.31 X 8.22 inches | 1.23 pounds
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About the Author

Francisco Goldman is the author of four novels, The Long Night of White Chickens, The Ordinary Seaman, The Divine Husband, the forthcoming Say Her Name, and one work of nonfiction, The Art of Political Murder. He is the Allen K. Smith Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at Trinity College.


"Presents the peculiar crossroads where love and imagination meet politics and history. . . . A great miscegenating carnival of ambition and desire." -Lee Siegel, The New York Times Book Review "One of America's most significant living novelists . . . inspiration to writers and readers alike." -Claire Messud, Bookforum"Deep imagination, stylistic verve . . . A serious work by a serious artist. It just might strike you as a masterpiece." -Michael Dirda, The Washington Post "Goldman is a maximalist, and his challenging novel of love, migration, class, and corruption shows off a gratifying literary dexterity." -Tom Miller, The Los Angeles Times "The Divine Husband tells a soulful story about love-from the religious to the romantic. . . . A brave and big-hearted book." -John Freeman, Orlando Sentinel "His best. . . . At wonderful moments . . . Goldman's book demonstrates that the dream of the Great American Novel is still alive." -Alan Cheuse, The Chicago Tribune "A level of writing, very rare, that takes your breath away . . . an alchemist's brew of history, fiction and legend." -Lisa Jennifer Selzman, The Houston Chronicle "An intricately wrought tale, a book that takes all kinds of risks with storytelling." -Beth Kephart, The Baltimore Sun "Ebullient, mischievous, and sensual . . . multifaceted, brilliantly satirical tale . . . conjures the very spirit of humankind in all its perfidy and splendor." -Donna Seaman, Booklist "Hilarious, tender, magnificent." -Susan Choi, The Believer "Brave and bighearted . . . this novel reminds us what it feels like to experience love for the first time." -Time Out New York