The Holy Man and Other Stories

October 30, 2020
The Holy Man and Other Stories

Above a disused bar, in a dilapidated Parisian hotel that housesan assortment of indigent, marginalized lost souls, one of theinhabitants, a mysterious, reclusive holy man, is the subject ofmuch speculation from some of his fellow occupants and respectfulreverence from others. As the tale unfolds, the dynamics of thisprecarious microcosm are laid bare, in a powerful portrayal ofthose society has forgotten.Written when the author of Cain's Bookwas at the height of his creative powers and enjoying an increasingreputation in avant-garde literary circles, 'The Holy Man' is herepresented with 'A Being of Distances', 'Peter Pierce' and 'AMeeting', stories which similarly tackle themes of loneliness anddisenfranchisement.