Both a love story and a modern philosophical investigation, even the essential question of who is narrating the story draws the reader in. We take this journey on the wings of allegorical figures Hope and Despair, as we see through their eyes millennia of human love and loss, and confront today's pressing and personal questions.
As with her four previous books, Lillian Moats asks of her reader a quiet attentiveness, and amply pays back that gift. The rhythms of her writing propel us through this timely allegory, in which we meet characters wholly familiar to us, yet encounter them in ourselves as if for the first time. Full of suspense and insight, this book will speak to readers who think about a world in crisis, about the meaning of life and death, and who seek authentic hope in an age of denial.
This is the 5th book by Lillian Moats, writer, artist, and filmmaker.
About the author
Lillian Moats is a writer, artist and filmmaker living near Chicago. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Michigan and a Master's degree from the University of Wisconsin. Hope, a Myth Reawakened is Moats' 5th book. She was privileged to have the late historian and world renown peace and justice activist Howard Zinn write the foreword for her previous book The Letter from Death. Moats' first book The Gate of Dreams was selected for the South Carolina Junior Book Award List. Film awards (with JP Somersaulter) include: Special Jury Award, Chicago International Children's Film Festival, for their body of work; more than forty other national and international film festival showings, including 6 Cine Gold Eagle awards, and 5 awards from the Chicago International Film Festival, all for art films.