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Lying Awake
A Novel
Written by Mark Salzman

Lying Awake
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Category: Fiction - Literary; Fiction - Religious
Imprint: Vintage
Format: Trade Paperback
Pub Date: October 2001
Price: $15.00
Can. Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70606-6 (0-375-70606-2)
Pages: 192
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Mark Salzman's Lying Awake is a finely wrought gem that plumbs the depths of one woman's soul, and in so doing raises salient questions about the power-and price-of faith.

Sister John's cloistered life of peace and prayer has been electrified by ever more frequent visions of God's radiance, leading her toward a deep religious ecstasy. Her life and writings have become examples of devotion. Yet her visions are accompanied by shattering headaches that compel Sister John to seek medical help. When her doctor tells her an illness may be responsible for her gift, Sister John faces a wrenching choice: to risk her intimate glimpses of the divine in favor of a cure, or to continue her visions with the knowledge that they might be false-and might even cost her her life.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 
Mark Salzman is the author of Iron & Silk, Lost in Place, and the previous novels The Laughing Sutra and The Soloist. He lives in Los Angeles.





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