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The Confessions of X

Suzanne M Wolfe
The Confessions of X
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The Confessions of X

Suzanne M Wolfe

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Before he became the sainted church father of Christianity, Augustine of Hippo began a love affair with a young woman whose name has been lost to history. They were together for over thirteen years, and she bore him a son. This is her story.

She met Augustine in Carthage when she was just seventeen years old. She was the daughter of a tile-layer. He was a student and the heir to a fortune. They fell in love, despite her lower station and Augustine's dreams of greatness. Their passion was strong, but the only position in his life that was available to her was as his concubine. When Augustine's ambition and family compelled him to disown his relationship with the her, X was thrust into a devastating reality as she was torn from her son and sent away to her native Africa.

A reflection of what it means to love and lose, this novel paints a gripping and raw portrait of ancient culture, appealing to historical fiction fans while deftly exploring one woman's search for identity and happiness within very limited circumstances.



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Before he became the sainted church father of Christianity, Augustine of Hippo began a love affair with a young woman whose name has been lost to history. They were together for over thirteen years, and she bore him a son. This is her story.

She met Augustine in Carthage when she was just seventeen years old. She was the daughter of a tile-layer. He was a student and the heir to a fortune. They fell in love, despite her lower station and Augustine's dreams of greatness. Their passion was strong, but the only position in his life that was available to her was as his concubine. When Augustine's ambition and family compelled him to disown his relationship with the her, X was thrust into a devastating reality as she was torn from her son and sent away to her native Africa.

A reflection of what it means to love and lose, this novel paints a gripping and raw portrait of ancient culture, appealing to historical fiction fans while deftly exploring one woman's search for identity and happiness within very limited circumstances.


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Meet the Author

Suzanne M Wolfe

WILLIAM KILPATRIC, Professor of Education at Boston College, is the author of four previous books, including "Why Johnny Can't Tell Right from Wrong", and is a frequent lecturer to university and parent audiences. Gregory and Suzanne M. Wolfe created "The Golden Key", an award-winning children's book catalogue. Gregory Wolfe is editor and publisher of "Image: A Journal of the Arts & Religion". Suzanne M. Wolfe is at work on her first novel.

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Achingly Beautiful
5 stars By Katie Donovan, Mar 28 2016
This is one of the most stunningly beautiful novels I have ever read - partly due to the sheer poetry of the writing - and yet I also found it one of the most tragic. Augustine and X connected almost from the moment they met, but their differing social classes prevent them from legally marrying. Nevertheless, Augustine offers X his love and fidelity and she, in turn, would prefer to be his common-law wife rather than another man's legally recognised wife. Their intentions stated before God, X accepts Augustine's citizen ring, and they begin their life together. Although life was not without its difficulties, there was such beauty in their love for one another and in the fullness of their experiences that I simply could not put the book down. By the time I reached the end my heart had broken for X and Augustine. I felt like railing against a world that, even now, continues to believe that civil authorities and churches can dictate the parameters and requirements for marriage. Their marriage may not have been recognized by either state or church, but that does not necessarily mean they were not married before God. And if that is the case, then what a travesty, that such a beautiful union was sacrificed on the altar of man's expectations. This novel will stay with me for a long time. 
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  • Catalogue Code 429079
  • Product Code 9780718039615
  • ISBN 0718039610
  • EAN 9780718039615
  • Pages 304
  • Department General Books
  • Category Fiction
  • Sub-Category Romance
  • Publisher Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Publication Date Mar 2016
  • Sales Rank #48510
  • Dimensions 213 x 139 x 20 mm
  • Weight 0.272kg

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