Smart, suspenseful, and funny, David Anthony's debut is a perfect snapshot of America's misguided pursuit of happiness—then, and now.
David Anthony grew up in the Bay Area. He is an associate professor of early American literature in the Department of English at SIU-Carbondale. This is his first novel.
In each event, Christianity engages in a dialogue with internal and external voices, thereby negotiating the shape and meaning of Christianity. Underlying these negotiations is an often unstated reality; that there is not and never has been a single Christianity. The meaning and direction of Christianity was disputed, even in the days of Peter, Paul and James. The history of Christianity can perhaps be better understood as a history of Christianities. This work is designed to capture pivotal moments, wherein Christianity encountered challenges to its identity and structures.
David Anthony Durham draws a brilliant and complex Hannibal out of the scant historical record–sharp, sure-footed, as nimble among rivals as on the battlefield, yet one who misses his family and longs to see his son grow to manhood. Whether portraying the deliberations of a general or the calculations of a common soldier, vast multilayered scenes of battle or moments of introspection when loss seems imminent, Durham brings history alive.